“Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere” — Martin Luther King, Jr., 1963

Photograph of Gordon Weeks - Public Defender

For over twenty years, Gordon Weekes has dedicated his life to public service and the pursuit of justice
for the disadvantaged. In 1994, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Air Traffic Control from
Florida Memorial University. Gordon went on to earn his Juris Doctorate in 1997 from Nova Southeastern University School of Law.
In 1997, he also began his career as an Assistant Public Defender at the Broward County Public
Defender’s Office where he represents the poor, the mentally ill and children of our community. For a
brief period, Gordon ran his own office in private practice but returned to his passion – public service at
the Public Defender’s Office.
Under the leadership of “Help Me” Howard Finkelstein, Mr. Weekes became the first Assistant Public
Defender to specialize in representing children charged as adults in Broward Courts. Gordon has
handled a variety of cases ranging from minor misdemeanors to complex major crimes. Shortly
thereafter, Gordon was appointed as the Chief Assistant Public Defender in charge of the Juvenile
Division where he has been instrumental in implementing a host of programs that have drastically reduced
the number of young people entering the system.