Sample Public Defender Investigator Resume

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David Guerrero
4918 Devils Hill Road
Hattiesburg, MS 39402

Job Objective Experienced Public Defender Investigator seeking position with reputable company in which to exercise my skills and abilities.

Work Experience:

Public Defender Investigator, August 2005 – Present
North Carolina Office of State Personnel, Hattiesburg, MS

  • Collected, reviewed and preserved the evidence concerning crimes.
  • Interviewed and interrogated and obtained the statements from witnesses, victims, informants and defendants.
  • Assisted attorneys by interviewing clients in custody to collect information and to initiate further investigation.
  • Developed reports and correspondence regarding assigned investigations and assisted in the training of other investigative personnel.
  • Examined the historical, medical and psychiatric records and reports concerning clients, gathered and analyzed evidence.
  • Consulted investigators and representatives of opposing counsel concerning legal proceedings.

Public Defender Investigator, May 2000 – July 2005
Homeland Security, Hattiesburg, MS

  • Planned and conducted the investigations to support the defense in a wide variety of major adult and juvenile criminal cases.
  • Examined the scene of the crime, located and identified material evidence and recorded findings.
  • Interviewed and obtained the information from witnesses and determined whether there is sufficient basis for the witness.
  • Testified in court as the investigator of record and made subsequent in-trial investigations.
  • Prepared the detailed reports of completed investigations to support the defense.

Summary of Qualifications:

  • Vast experience in conducting legal and criminal investigation
  • Profound knowledge of court proceedings and criminal investigations practices and techniques
  • Thorough knowledge of modern practices and techniques involving the investigation, arrest, detention, defense and treatment of defendants
  • Ability to operate within the full scope of attorney and client privilege
  • Ability to react instantly and calmly in emergencies
  • Ability to manage difficult situations firmly, courteously, confidently and impartially
  • Ability to secure the cooperation of others in difficult situations


Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Lasell College, Newton, MA

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