Assistant Public Defender, Palm Beach County, FL

Prya Murad is an Assistant Public Defender at the Office of the Public Defender, 15th Judicial Circuit in Palm Beach County, Florida. Prya has been a public defender since 2015 and has represented clients in misdemeanor and juvenile courts. Prya received her J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where she was a Philip H. Corboy Fellow in Trial Advocacy and Health Law Fellow. In law school, Prya interned at the Cook County Public Defender’s Office where she was awarded the Jack Carey Memorial Scholarship and authored the office’s felony law clerk training guide, the Federal Defender Program of the Northern District of Illinois, and the AIDS Legal Council of Chicago. Prya earned her B.A. in Biology and Philosophy from Transylvania University where she was a William T. Young Scholar. Additionally, she received her M.Sc. in Biomedicine, Bioscience, and Society from the London School of Economics. Other than her wonderful job, Prya loves Aristotle, BeyoncĂ©, and cheese.