#YLDisME – Ebony Cobb, Central Florida Assistant Public Defender

The Florida Bar YLD’s #YLDisMe initiative seeks to celebrate diversity in The Florida Bar and defy the stereotype of who a lawyer is and what a lawyer does. Recently, our initiative featured Ebony Cobb, a standout lawyer from Central Florida.

Ebony is a University of Florida Levin College of Law graduate who has served as an assistant public defender in the Ninth Circuit for six years. She attributes her courtroom success to her “ability to connect with clients and to convey their message to opposing counsel, witnesses, and jurors in a compelling way.” She added: “When the public sees me advocating in court, it promotes their perception of fairness, their confidence in justice, and their fidelity to the legal system. With each case that I handle, I learn that being an African American woman is truly my greatest trial strategy.”

Outside of the courtroom, she serves as President of the Osceola County Bar Association, on the board of directors of Park Place Behavioral Health Care and the Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and is a member of the NAACP in Osceola County. In her spare time, she enjoys refereeing high school basketball and football games.