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Public Defender
Our office provides legal representation for indigent people charged with criminal offenses in Clark County;

  • The criminal offense must be one that could result in a loss of freedom
  • Potential clients must apply with our office by providing household income and other information.
  • This is a poverty program and you must be determined to be indigent

What We Do

  • The Clark County Public Defender's Office provides defense representation in criminal matters that could result in a jail term.
  • The person accused of a criminal offense must apply for our services.
  • We do not handle non-criminal defense issues such as bankruptcy, custody, divorce, disability, employment or housing issues. If you need assistance with these matters, we suggest that you contact Legal Aid.

Contact Us
James D Marshall 

50 E. Columbia St.
Fourth Floor
Springfield, OH 45502

Ph: 937-521-1725
Fx: 937-328-2715

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Staff Attorneys
Bjorn Chavez
Gregory D Cox
Ronald E. Morris
Shawn P. Murphy
Shawn A. Thomas
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