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Faculty and Administration Profiles

Debra L. Cruz

Title/s:  Assistant Public Defender

Phone: 708.865.6140

Email: debra.cruz@cookcountyil.gov


Debra is an Assistant Public Defender for the office of the Cook County Public Defender, assigned to the fourth municipal district. Debra represents indigent clients in felony criminal matters. Prior to joining the Public Defender's office, Debra was employed with the Office of the Chief Judge as a staff attorney in the Child Protection Division.


BBA, Loyola University Chicago, 2002
JD, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2008

Program Areas

Criminal Law (Defense)

Courses Taught

Trial Advocacy I and II, Trial Intensive