The County of Los Angeles Alternative Public Defender Office consists of highly trained and devoted attorneys that specialize in criminal defense and are employed by the county of Los Angeles. APD attorneys provide quality, cost-effective and caring representation in cases where the public defender has a conflict of interest. Although the APD handles all types of misdemeanor and felony cases, it distinguishes itself by its representation in the most serious and otherwise costly cases for the county. Attorneys work in teams for maximum efficiency with in-house trained investigators and paralegals, many of whom devote all of their efforts to death penalty cases. All attorney managers and supervisors represent clients in court, in addition to performing their supervisory responsibilities. The County of Los Angeles Alternative Public Defender Office is located in Los Angeles.