Organizational Members

In addition to the14,000+ members who belong as part of the organizational members listed below, NAPD has approximately 600 individual members from across all 50 states and the US territories, and including many members of the federal defense system.

# Organization Jurisdiction City, State Leader   Joined   
  1  Knox County Public Defenders Community Law Office Knox County Knoxville, TN Mark Stephens 11/01/13
2 Lawrence County Public Defender Agency Lawrence County Bedford, IN David Shircliffe 12/01/13
3 New York State Defenders Association Statewide Albany, NY Charlie O'Brien 12/19/13
4 9th Circuit Public Defender Berkeley & Charleston Counties  Charleston, SC Ashley Pennington 1/06/14
5 Augusta Circuit Public Defender Office Columbia, Richmond & Burke Counties Augusta, GA Kate Mason 1/06/14
6 Lancaster County Public Defender's Office Lancaster County Lincoln, NE Joe Nigro 1/06/14
7 Tuscaloosa County Public Defender's Office Tuscaloosa County Tuscaloosa, AL Joe Van Heest 1/06/14
8 Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy Statewide Frankfort, KY Ed Monahan 1/07/14
9 New York State Office of Legal Indigent Services Statewide Albany, NY Bill Leahy 1/08/14
10 Office of the Colorado State Public Defender Statewide Denver, CO Doug Wilson 1/10/14
11 North Dakota Commission on Legal Counsel for Indigents Statewide Valley City, ND Jean Delaney 1/24/14
12 16th Circuit Public Defender's Office York & Union Counties York, SC Harry Dest 1/24/14
13 Washington Defenders Association Statewide Seattle, WA Christine Hedman 1/2814
14 Legal Aid Society of New York Five Boroughs, NY New York, NY Justine M. Luongo 2/03/14
15 Michigan State Appellate Defender Office Statewide Detroit, MI Dawn Van Hoek 2/10/14
16 Public Defender - Metropolitan Nashville & Davidson Counties Nashville & Davidson Counties Nashville, TN Dawn Deaner 2/10/14
17 Orleans Public Defenders Orleans Parish New Orleans, LA Derwyn Bunton 2/18/14
18 Neighborhood Defender Services of Harlem Bronx County Harlem, NY Rick Jones 2/26/14
19 Salt Lake Legal Defenders Association Salt Lake County Salt Lake City, UT Patrick Anderson 2/27/14
20 Minnesota Board of Public Defense Statewide St. Paul, MN Bill Ward 2/28/14
21 Texas Fair Defense Project Statewide Austin, TX Rebecca Bernhardt 3/20/14
22 Missouri State Public Defender Statewide St.Louis, MO Michael Barrett 3/28/14
23 Brooklyn Defender Services Kings County Brooklyn, NY Lisa Schriebersdorf 4/01/14
24 Law Office of the Shelby County Public Defender Shelby County Memphis, TN Stephen Bush 4/04/14
25 Solano County Public Defender's Office Solano County Fairfield, CA Lesli Caldwell 4/04/14
26 Miami-Dade Public Defender Miami-Dade County Miami, FL Carlos Martinez 4/19/14
27 Alaska Public Defender Agency Statewide Anchorage, AK Quinlan Steiner 4/29/14
28 15th Judicial District Public Defenders' Office Vermilion, Acadia & Lafayette Parishes Lafayette, LA G. Paul Marx 5/28/14
29 Monroe County Public Defender Monroe County Bloomington, IN Michael Spencer 6/04/14
30 Committee for Public Counsel Services Statewide Boston, MA Anthony Bennedetti 6/05/14
31 Marion County Public Defender Agency Marion County Indianapolis, IN Bob Hill 6/09/15
32 Louisville-Jefferson Public Defender Corporation Louisville & Jefferson Counties Louisville, KY Daniel Goyette 6/18/15
33 Brunswick Circuit Public Defender's Office Jeff Davis, Wayne, Glynn & Camden County Brunswick, GA David Dunn 6/22/15
34 Monroe County Public Defender Monroe County Rochester, NY Timothy Donaher 6/27/15
35 Mississippi Public Defender's Association Statewide Jackson, MS Beau Rudder 6/27/14
36 State Board of Indigents' Defense Services Statewide Topeka, KS Pat Scalia 7/07/14
37 29th Judicial District Public Defenders' Office St. Charles Parish Norco, LA Vic Bradley, Jr. 7/07/15
38 Law Office of the Public Defender Montgomery County Dayton, OH Rudy Wehner 7/23/14
39 Office of the State Public Defender Statewide Cheyenne, WY Diane Lozano 8/01/14
40 22nd Judicial District Public Defenders' Office St. Tammany & Washington Parishes Covington, LA John Lindner 8/04/14
41 Washoe County Public Defender Washoe County Reno, NV Jeremy Bosler 8/05/14
42 Minnehaha County Public Defender's Office Minnehaha County, SD Sioux Falls, SD Traci Smith 8/13/14
43 14th Judicial District Public Defenders' Office Calcasieu Parish Lake Charles, LA Harry Fontenot 8/19/14
44 Tennessee Office of the Post-Conviction Defender Statewide Nashville, TN Lynn York 9/04/15
45 14th Judicial Circuit Public Defenders' Office Allendale, Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton & Jasper Counties Beaufort, SC Gene Hood 9/17/14
46 Maryland Office of the Public Defender Statewide Baltimore, MD Paul DeWolfe 10/01/14
47 Harris County Public Defender's Office Harris County Houston, TX Alex Bunin 10/07/14
48 Hamilton County Public Defender's Office Hamilton County Cincinnati, OH Ray Faller 10/17/14
49 Fifth Circuit Public Defender Richland & Kershaw Counties Columbia, SC Douglas Strickler 10/30/14
50 8th Circuit Public Defender's Office Abbeville, Greenwood, Newberry & Laurens Counties Greenwood, SC Janna Nelson 12/05/15
51 Public Defender Corporation for the 9th Judicial Circuit Mercer County Princeton, WV   12/17/14
52 Carbon County Public Defender Carbon County Jim Thorpe, PA Greg Mousseau 12/22/14
53 Idaho State Public Defense Commission Statewide Boise, ID Kimberly Simmons 12/22/14
54 3rd Circuit Public Defender Office Calrendeon, Lee, Sumter & Williamburg Counties Sumter, SC Jack Howle 12/29/14
55 Jefferson County Public Defender's Office Jefferson County Birmingham, AL David Luker 1/06/15
56 Texas Indigent Defense Commission Statewide Austin, TX Jim Bethke 1/21/15
57 Arch City Defenders St. Louis County St.Louis, MO Thomas Harvey 1/27/15
58 Virginia Indigent Defense Commission Statewide Richmond, VA David Johnson 1/27/15
59 Montana Office of the Appellate Defender Statewide Helena, MT pending... 2/10/15
60 Gideon's Promise Nationwide Atlanta, GA Jon Rapping 2/10/15
61 Broome County Public Defender Broome County Binghamton, NY Jay Wilbur 2/19/15
62 Montgomery County Public Defender Montgomery County Norristown, PA Dean Beer 2/19/15
63 Michigan Indigent Defense Commission Statewide Detroit, MI Jonathan Sacks 2/20/15
64 Pierce County Office of Assigned Counsel Pierce County Tacoma, WA Michael Kawamura 2/27/15
65 El Paso County Public Defender's Office El Paso County El Paso, TX Jaime Gandara 3/20/15
66 Public Defender Services Statewide Charleston, WV Dana Eddy 4/17/15
67 Bexar County Public Defender's Office Bexar County San Antonio, TX Michael Young 4/21/15
68 King County Department of Public Defense King County Seattle, WA Lorinda Youngcourt 5/27/15
69 Allegany County Public Defender's Office Allegany County Belmont, NY   7/13/15
70 Cumberland County Public Defender Cumberland County Carlisle, PA   8/03/15
71 San Francisco Public Defender's Office San Francisco County San Francisco, CA Jeff Adachi 8/14/15
72 Law Offices of the Public Defender Statewide Santa Fe, NM Bennett Baur 8/18/15
73 Office of the Public Defender, Sixth Circuit Pasco & Pinellas Counties Clearwater, FL Bob Dillinger 9/15/15
74 Just City Shelby County Memphis, TN Josh Spickler 10/20/15
75 Thurston County Office of Assigned Counsel Thurston County Olympia, WA Daryl Rodrigues 11/10/15
76 Texas Rio Grande Legal Public Defenders Edwards, Kinney, Terrell and Val Verde Counties Edinburgh, TX Abner Burnett 11/19/15
77 Virginia Conflict Defenders Statewide Richmond, VA N/A 11/20/15
78 Cattaraugus County Public Defender's Office Cattaraugus County Olean, NY Mark S. Williams 1/21/16
79 Dekalb County Public Defenders Dekalb County Atlanta, GA Claudia Saari 1/26/16
80 Muskogen County Public Defender's Office Muskogen County Muskogen, MI Frederick Johnson 1/28/16
81 Clermont County Public Defender's Office Clermont County Batavia, OH Steve Haynes 1/28/16
82 Colorado Alternate Defense Counsel Statewide Denver, CO Lindy Frolich 2/25/16
83 Indiana Public Defender Council Statewide Indianapolis, IN Larry Landis 3/2/16
84 Ohio Office of the Public Defender Limited Statewide Authority Columbus, OH Tim Young 3/4/16
85 Loehrs & Associates, LLC Nationwide Tucson, AZ Sara McDermott 3/5/16
86 Vermont Office of the Defender General Statewide Montpelier, VT Matthew Valerio 3/6/16
87 Montana State Public Defender Statewide Butte, MT William Hooks 3/7/16
88 Lawrence County Public Defender's Office Lawrence County Deadwood, SD G. Matthew Pike 3/8/16
89 Philadelphia Defenders Association Philadelphia County Philadelphia, PA Keir Bradford-Grey 3/10/16
90 Cook County Office of the Public Defender Cook County Chicago, IL Amy P. Campanelli 3/18/16
91 40th JDC Public Defender's Office St. John the Baptist Parish LaPlace, LA Richard B. Stricks 4/1/16
92 Dallas County Public Defender's Office Dallas County Dallas, TX Lynn Richardson 4/1/16
93 10th Judicial Circuit Public Defender's Office Anderson & Oconee County Anderson, SC Hervery Young 4/4/16
94 ABC Law Group Snohomish County Everett, WA Adam Ballout 4/25/16
95 Ogeechee Circuit Public Defender's Offce Bulloch, Effingham, Jenkins & Screven Counties Statesboro, GA Renata Newbill-Jallow 4/26/16
96 Platte County Public Defender's Office Platte County Columbia, NE Timothy Matas 5/15/16
97 City of Atlanta Office of the Public Defender City of Atlanta Atlanta, GA Rosalie Joe 5/16/16
98 Regional Capital Public Defender 164 counties in TX Lubbock, TX Jack Stoffregan 6/6/16
99 Kane County Public Defender's Office Kane County St. Charles, IL Kelli Childress 6/9/16
100 Georgia Public Defender Council Georgia, statewide (with opt-out counties) Atlanta, GA Bryan Tyson 9/1/16
101 Metropolitan Public Defender's Office Multnomah County Portland, OR Lane Borg 3/18/17
102 Cococino Public Defender's Office Cococino County Flagstaff, AZ Sandra Diehl 3/18/17
103 Utah Indigent Defense Commission Statewide Salt Lake City, UT Joanna Landau 3/18/17
104 Arkansas Public Defense Commission Statewide Little Rock, AR Gregg Parish 3/18/17
105 Luzerne County Public Defender's Office Luzerne County Wilkes-Barre, PA Steven Greenwald 3/18/17


On March 18, 2017 - the 54th anniversary of the Gideon v. Wainright decision - NAPD published its Foundational Principleswhich are recommended to NAPD members and other persons and organizations interested in advancing the cause of equal justice for accused persons.  


On March 2, 2017, NAPD released its Statement on Reducing Demand For Public Defense: Alternatives to Traditional Prosecution Can Reduce Defender Workload, Save Money, and Reduce RecidivismThere are more than 2 million people in jail and prison in the United States. This is a four-fold increase since 1980. This increase and the racial disproportionality among incarcerated people has led to alliances across the political spectrum to address the impact on people and on budgets.  As the new Coalition for Public Safety has put it, “Our country has an ‘overcriminalization’ problem and an ‘overincarceration’ problem — and it’s getting worse." NAPD authored this statement because there is a great opportunity to make transformative changes that can improve justice and save money.  A variety of organizations representing a wide spectrum of political views have joined together to end the systematic problem of overcriminalization and narrow the net of incarceration by reforming criminal codes.