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
Beer, Dean Chief Public Defender 610-278-5183
Alexander, Lisa Administrative Assistant, Adult Trial Unit 610-278-3295 x8297
Beer, Dean Chief Public Defender 610-278-5183
Bowman, Thomas Asst. Public Defender, Adult Trial Unit 610-278-3307
Brogan, Elizabeth Asst. Public Defender, Adult Trial Unit 610-292-5024
Burnett, William Investigator 610-278-5187
Caglia, Dennis Asst. Public Defender, Adult Trial Unit 610-278-3790
Cardenas, Gloria Administrative Assistant, Adult Trial Unit 610-278-3295 x 8298
Casey, Nicholas Administrative Assistant, Adult Trial Unit 610-278-3295 x8291
Cassidy, Patricia Asst. Public Defender/Veteran's Court 610-278-3296
Coney, Erie Legal Assistant, Pre-Trial Unit 610-278-6581
Cooper, Benjamin Chief - Homicide Unit 610-278-3571
D'Angelo, Pietro Asst. Public Defender, Adult Trial Unit 610-278-3310
Daniels, Amina Asst. Public Defender, Adult Trial Unit 610-278-3303
Dayoc, Michael Chief - Investigator Unit 610-278-3315
Fortune, Catherine Chief - Clerk Unit 610-278-3814
Gordon, William Administrative Assistant, Pre-Trial Unit 610-278-3295 x 8296
Grant, Seth Asst. Public Defender, Adult Trial Unit 610-278-3321
Greenspan, Dana Asst. Public Defender, Juvenile Dependency Unity 610-292-5020
Griffith, George Asst. Public Defender, Adult Trial Unit 610-278-3826
Grimsrud, Kari Asst. Public Defender, Juvenile Delinquency Unit 484-674-6558
Harbison, Keith Asst. Public Defender, Adult Trial Unit 610-278-3313
Hayden, Shannon Chief - Juvenile Dependency Unit 610-278-5184
Horan, Kevin Asst. Public Defender, Adult Trial Unit 610-278-3297
Hosay, Craig Asst. Public Defender, Adult Trial Unit 610-278-3309
Hudson, Keisha Deputy Chief Public Defender 610-278-5186
John, Michael Asst. Public Defender, Adult Trial Unit 610-278-5182
Johnson, David Administrative Assistant Adult and Appellate Unit 610-278-3295 x8295
Jones, Leslie Policy & Advocacy Director 484-674-6581
Katzman, Adam Asst. Public Defender, Adult Trial Unit 610-278-3306
Kosinski, Adrienne Asst. Public Defender, Juvenile Delinquency Unit 610-278-3316
Kostyk, Adam Asst. Public Defender, Adult Pre-Trial Unit 610-278-3159
Kranzel, Hindi Asst. Public Defender, Adult Trial Unit/Drug Court 610-278-3325
Kravitz, John Asst. Public Defender, Adult Trial Unit 610-278-3301
Madden, Emmett Asst. Public Defender, Adult Trial Unit 484-674-6529
Marone, Denise Asst. Public Defender, Adult Trial Unit 610-278-3319
Miller, Christa Asst. Public Defender, Appellate Unit 610-278-3320
Montowski, David Administrative Assistant, Adult Trial Unit 610-278-3295 x8293
Nester, Gregory Chief - Pre-Trial Unit 610-278-3318
Ortiz, Luis Asst. Public Defender, Adult Trial Unit 610-278-3304
Pemment, Kimberly Paralegal Juvenile Dependency & Delinquency Units 610-278-3322
Petersen, Erik Asst. Public Defender, Adult Trial Unit 610-278-3317
Petrillo, Louise Asst. Public Defender, Adult Trial Unit 610-278-3330
Rideout, Edward Asst. Public Defender, Adult Trial Unit 610-278-3311
Roberts, Raymond Chief - Appellate Unit 610-278-3323
Rosenberg, Sarah Asst. Public Defender, Adult Pre-Trial Unit 610-278-3160
Ross, Trinae Deputy Chief - Clerk Unit 610-278-3327
Schanbacher, Megan Asst. Public Defender, Adult Trial Unit 610-278-5142
Silverio, Chantelle Paralegal Adult Trial Unit 610-278-3295 x3298
Simon, Richard Asst. Public Defender, Juvenile Delinquency Unit 610-292-5021
Sontchi, Michael Chief - Juvenile Delinquency Unit 610-278-5181
Sweeney, Carol Chief - Trial Unit/Behavioral Health Court 610-278-3308
Taxis, Kathryn Asst. Public Defender, Adult Trial Unit 610-278-3302
Theveny, Daniel Asst. Public Defender, Adult Trial Unit 610-278-3983
Torres, Ismael Paralegal - Adult Prison Liaison 610-278-3305
Warren, Marissa Administrative Assistant 610-278-3925 x8292
Zeock, Frances Investigator 610-278-5185