The Missouri Public Defender Commission posthumously awarded Charles Hoskins the 2022 Defender of Distinction Award for exemplifying the ideal of public defense.
Hoskins was a lawyer with the agency’s Eastern Capital Office. Prior to that, he worked in the Rolla and Union trial offices. A graduate of Saint Louis University School of Law, Hoskins was admitted to The Missouri Bar in 1994.
Hoskins died Dec. 15, 2021, while on a work trip.
“Charles believed in the mission of the Public Defender,” the MPDC said. “He threw the depth of his knowledge, his nimble mind, his deep compassion, and his righteous belief in the Constitution behind every client he had the honor to represent.”
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