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Dean Brault

Dean Brault - PDS Director

Dean Brault

Director of Public Defense Services

Dean J. Brault received a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration from the University of Arizona Eller College of Management in 1993.  He earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Arizona College of Law in 1996.  He served as the law clerk and bailiff for the Honorable John Davis at the Pima County Superior Court in 1997.  He was hired as an Assistant Public Defender at the Pima County Public Defender’s Office in September of 1997.  While at the Pima County Public Defender’s Office, Mr. Brault handled misdemeanors, extraditions, appellate cases, and felonies including homicide and sex cases.  He became one of the felony trial team leaders in 2012.  In August of 2015, Mr. Brault was appointed as the Pima County Legal Defender.  While acting as the Pima County Legal Defender, he implemented numerous reforms while handling a substantial caseload that included serious cases.  In March of 2018 he was appointed as the Director of Public Defense Services for Pima County.