Public Defenders

Department Responsibilities

The Public Defenders' office makes sure defendants are able to be represented by an attorney. They interview defendants, qualifying them for representation by a public defender according to state guidelines. The Public Defenders' office prepares and maintains files for each defendant represented.

Our Staff

Public Defender

F. Stephen Chamberlain

Assistant Public Defenders

Robert A. Grzybowski
William F. Kluge
Michael J. Short

Office Manager

Lee Ann Hinkle

Secretary

Lisa A. Rieman