Public Defender

 

Court House - 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 311
Norristown, PA 19404-0311

610-278-3295

610-278-5941

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Please note that most EMAIL SERVERS ARE NOT SECURE. While our own server is secure, we cannot protect the security of incoming mail from commercial vendors and other non-secure providers. Please DO NOT DISCUSS THE FACTS OF YOUR CASE or any other confidential information in an email. The Montgomery County Public Defender is dedicated to providing holistic, community-oriented defense through zealous advocacy and community-based intervention programs and re-entry services.
  • 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 Office is backed by a team of investigators, social workers, paralegals, and administrative support staff.
  • Over 40 attorneys in the Adult Trial Division represent clients 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 Welfare 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.

  • Our participation in local and national justice policy initiatives ensures the needs of our clients and their communities are considered, addressed, and improved.

Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Allman, Carrie Chief | Homicide Unit 610-278-3571
Awbrey, Lee Chief | Appellate Unit 610-278-3320
Bellino, Vanessa Team Leader | Adult Trial Unit 610-292-3009
Boyle, Erin Assistant Public Defender | Adult Trial Unit 610-278-3159
Brogan, Elizabeth Assistant Public Defender | Adult Trial Unit 610-292-5024
Caglia, Dennis Asst. Public Defender | TOP Program 610-278-3790
Cassidy, Patricia Team Leader | Adult Trial Unit | Veteran's Court 610-278-3296
Cronin, Kathryn Administrative Support | Pre-trial Unit 610-278-3317
D'Angelo, Pietro Team Leader | Adult Trial Unit 610-278-3310
Daly, Michael Assistant Public Defender | Adult Trial Unit 610-278-5182
Davis, Kyel Administrative Support | File Clerk  
Dayoc, Michael Chief | Investigations Unit 610-278-3315
Deptula, Amanda Assistant Public Defender | Juvenile Dependency 610-278-3301
Donato, Eric Assistant Public Defender | Adult Trial Unit 610-292-3008
Draganosky, Bryan Administrative Support | Appellate Unit  
Ernst, Katherine Policy Director 610-278-3323
Felty, Kyle Assistant Public Defender | Juvenile Dependency 610-278-3504
Fortune, Catherine Office Manager 610-278-3814
Greenspan, Dana Assistant Public Defender | Appellate Unit 610-292-5020
Griffith, George Team Leader | Adult Trial Unit 610-278-3926
Grimsrud, Kari Assistant Public Defender | Juvenile Delinquency 484-674-6558
Halfond, Brie Assistant Public Defender | Adult Trial Unit 610-278-3803
Hook, Alana Chief | Social Services Unit 610-278-3328
Hosay, Craig Asst. Public Defender, Adult Trial Unit 610-278-3309
Johnson, David Administrative Support | Adult Trial Unit  
Kash, Lara Chief | Juvenile Dependency Unit 610-278-4914
Kersey, Brina Investigator 610-278-5187
Kosinski, Adrienne Assistant Public Defender | Juvenile Delinquency 610-278-3316
Kramer, Felicia Administrative Support | Probation Violations Unit  
Kranzel, Hindi Chief | ARD Unit | Probation Violations Unit 610-278-3325
Lai, Isaac Administrative Support | Pre-trial Unit 610-278-3315
Leonard, Madison Assistant Public Defender | Adult Trial Unit 610-278-3311
Lock, Martin Assistant Public Defender | Adult Trial Unit 610-278-3005
Majewski, Lauren Assistant Public Defender | Juvenile Dependency 610-278-3504
Marcus, Molly Investigator 610-278-3521
Marfatia, Ravi Assistant Public Defender | Adult Trial Unit 610-278-3303
Marone, Denise Team Leader | Adult Trial Unit 610-278-3319
Matus, Jeffrey Assistant Public Defender | Adult Trial Unit 610-278-3313
McDonnell, James Administrative Support | File Clerk  
McGarry, Marissa Assistant Public Defender | Adult Trial Unit 610-278-3306
Mendez, Wilnelia Administrative Support | Intake Unit 610-278-3298
Montowski, David Administrative Support | Adult Trial Unit  
Nester, Gregory Co-deputy Public Defender | Chief of Mental Health 610-278-3318
Pemment, Pris Paralegal | Juvenile Unit 610-278-3322
Robbins, Jacqueline Assistant Public Defender | Adult Trial Unit 610-278-3614
Ross, Trinae Assistant Office Manager 610-278-3327
Schanbacher, Megan Team Leader | Adult Trial Unit 610-278-5142
Seay-Jones, Marquise Administrative Support | Intake Unit  
Sieber, Emily Chief | Pre-Trial Unit 610-278-3330
Silver, Rachel Assistant Public Defender | Adult Trial Unit 610-278-3874
Simon, Richard Assistant Public Defender | Probation Violations 610-292-5021
Slead, Tony Investigator 610-278-3207
Sontchi, Michael Chief - Juvenile Delinquency Unit 610-278-5181
Sweeney, Carol Co-deputy Public Defender | Chief, Trial Unit 610-278-3308
Theveny, Daniel Assistant Public Defender | Adult Trial Unit 610-278-3983
Thorn, Josh Assistant Public Defender | Adult Trial Unit 610-278-3321
Torres, Ismael Paralegal | Pre-trial Unit 610-278-3305
Wong, Catharine Assistant Public Defender | Adult Trial Unit 610-278-3297
Zitch, Lauren Assistant Public Defender | Adult Trial Unit 610-278-3324