Montgomery County Public Defender

Client-Centered Advocacy. Community Outreach. Holistic Results

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The Montgomery County Public Defender's Office represents adult and juvenile clients in criminal matters throughout Montgomery County. Staffed by more than forty full-time attorneys and two-dozen support staff, the office prides itself on its zealous advocacy, commitment to clients, and collaborative approach to representation.

All Public Defender clients receive collaborative representation through a team of dedicated professionals who specialize in criminal and juvenile defense. Every attorney in the Public Defender's Office is backed by a team of investigators, social workers, paralegals, and administrative support staff.

Our Adult Trial Division attorneys represent clients in criminal matters involving misdemeanor and felony charges from preliminary hearings through trial and sentencing, as well as probation and parole violations, and trial court appeals.

Our Juvenile Delinquency and Child Advocacy Divisions engage an interdisciplinary team of six attorneys, a social worker, and a paralegal representing children in felony and misdemeanor delinquency matters as well as dependency matters involving neglect, ungovernability and truancy.

The Appellate Division and Expungement Clinic provide clients with continuing quality representation beyond the trial phase of their cases.

We proudly serve our clients and the community as steering committee members in alternative, rehabilitative courts offered in Montgomery County. Several of our attorneys are specially trained and represent clients in Behavioral Health Court, Drug Court and Veterans Court.

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