Organizational Members

In addition to the more than 17,000 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 Jonathan Sacks 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 Hunt 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 Leo Smith 6/18/15
33 Monroe County Public Defender Monroe County Rochester, NY Timothy Donaher 6/27/15
34 Mississippi Public Defender's Association Statewide Jackson, MS Beau Rudder 6/27/14
35 State Board of Indigents' Defense Services Statewide Topeka, KS Pat Scalia 7/07/14
36 29th Judicial District Public Defenders' Office St. Charles Parish Norco, LA Vic Bradley, Jr. 7/07/15
37 Law Office of the Public Defender Montgomery County Dayton, OH Rudy Wehner 7/23/14
38 Office of the State Public Defender Statewide Cheyenne, WY Diane Lozano 8/01/14
39 22nd Judicial District Public Defenders' Office St. Tammany & Washington Parishes Covington, LA John Lindner 8/04/14
40 Washoe County Public Defender Washoe County Reno, NV ? 8/05/14
41 Minnehaha County Public Defender's Office Minnehaha County Sioux Falls, SD Traci Smith 8/13/14
42 14th Judicial District Public Defenders' Office Calcasieu Parish Lake Charles, LA Harry Fontenot 8/19/14
43 Tennessee Office of the Post-Conviction Defender Statewide Nashville, TN Lynn York 9/04/15
44 14th Judicial Circuit Public Defenders' Office Allendale, Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton & Jasper Counties Beaufort, SC Stephanie
45 Maryland Office of the Public Defender Statewide Baltimore, MD Paul DeWolfe 10/01/14
46 Harris County Public Defender's Office Harris County Houston, TX Alex Bunin 10/07/14
47 Hamilton County Public Defender's Office Hamilton County Cincinnati, OH Ray Faller 10/17/14
48 Fifth Circuit Public Defender Richland & Kershaw Counties Columbia, SC Douglas Strickler 10/30/14
49 8th Circuit Public Defender's Office Abbeville, Greenwood, Newberry & Laurens Counties Greenwood, SC Janna Nelson 12/05/15
50 Carbon County Public Defender Carbon County Jim Thorpe, PA Greg Mousseau 12/22/14
51 Idaho State Public Defense Commission Statewide Boise, ID Kathleen Elliot 12/22/14
52 3rd Circuit Public Defender Office Calrendeon, Lee, Sumter & Williamburg Counties Sumter, SC Jack Howle 12/29/14
53 Jefferson County Public Defender's Office Jefferson County Birmingham, AL David Luker 1/06/15
54 Texas Indigent Defense Commission Statewide Austin, TX Geoff Burkhart 1/21/15
55 Arch City Defenders St. Louis County St.Louis, MO Thomas Harvey 1/27/15
56 Virginia Indigent Defense Commission Statewide Richmond, VA David Johnson 1/27/15
57 Gideon's Promise Nationwide Atlanta, GA Jon Rapping 2/10/15
58 Broome County Public Defender Broome County Binghamton, NY Jay Wilbur 2/19/15
59 Montgomery County Public Defender Montgomery County Norristown, PA Dean Beer 2/19/15
60 Michigan Indigent Defense Commission Statewide Detroit, MI currently hiring 2/20/15
61 Pierce County Office of Assigned Counsel Pierce County Tacoma, WA Michael Kawamura 2/27/15
62 El Paso County Public Defender's Office El Paso County El Paso, TX Jaime Gandara 3/20/15
63 Public Defender Services Statewide Charleston, WV Dana Eddy 4/17/15
64 Bexar County Public Defender's Office Bexar County San Antonio, TX Michael Young 4/21/15
65 King County Department of Public Defense King County Seattle, WA Lorinda Youngcourt 5/27/15
66 Allegany County Public Defender's Office Allegany County Belmont, NY Barbara Kelley 7/13/15
67 Cumberland County Public Defender Cumberland County Carlisle, PA Michael Halkias 8/03/15
68 San Francisco Public Defender's Office San Francisco County San Francisco, CA Jeff Adachi 8/14/15
69 Law Offices of the Public Defender Statewide Santa Fe, NM Bennett Baur 8/18/15
70 Office of the Public Defender, Sixth Circuit Pasco & Pinellas Counties Clearwater, FL Bob Dillinger 9/15/15
71 Just City Shelby County Memphis, TN Josh Spickler 10/20/15
72 Thurston County Office of Assigned Counsel Thurston County Olympia, WA Patrick O'Connor 11/10/15
73 Texas Rio Grande Legal Public Defenders Edwards, Kinney, Terrell and Val Verde Counties Edinburgh, TX Abner Burnett 11/19/15
74 Cattaraugus County Public Defender's Office Cattaraugus County Olean, NY Mark S. Williams 1/21/16
75 Dekalb County Public Defenders Dekalb County Atlanta, GA Claudia Saari 1/26/16
76 Clermont County Public Defender's Office Clermont County Batavia, OH Steve Haynes 1/28/16
77 Colorado Alternate Defense Counsel Statewide Denver, CO Lindy Frolich 2/25/16
78 Indiana Public Defender Council Statewide Indianapolis, IN Larry Landis 3/2/16
79 Ohio Office of the Public Defender Limited Statewide Authority Columbus, OH Tim Young 3/4/16
80 Loehrs & Associates, LLC Nationwide Tucson, AZ Sara McDermott 3/5/16
81 Vermont Office of the Defender General Statewide Montpelier, VT Matthew Valerio 3/6/16
82 Montana State Public Defender Statewide Butte, MT Peter Ohman 3/7/16
83 Lawrence County Public Defender's Office Lawrence County Deadwood, SD G. Matthew Pike 3/8/16
84 Philadelphia Defenders Association Philadelphia County Philadelphia, PA Keir Bradford-Grey 3/10/16
85 Cook County Office of the Public Defender Cook County Chicago, IL Amy P. Campanelli 3/18/16
86 40th JDC Public Defender's Office St. John the Baptist Parish LaPlace, LA Richard B. Stricks 4/1/16
87 Dallas County Public Defender's Office Dallas County Dallas, TX Lynn Richardson 4/1/16
88 10th Judicial Circuit Public Defender's Office Anderson & Oconee County Anderson, SC Jennifer Johnson 4/4/16
89 ABC Law Group Snohomish County Everett, WA Adam Ballout 4/25/16
90 Platte County Public Defender's Office Platte County Columbia, NE Timothy Matas 5/15/16
91 City of Atlanta Office of the Public Defender City of Atlanta Atlanta, GA Kenneth Days III 5/16/16
92 Regional Capital Public Defender 164 counties in TX Lubbock, TX Ray Keith 6/6/16
93 Kane County Public Defender's Office Kane County St. Charles, IL Kelli Childress 6/9/16
94 Georgia Public Defender Council Georgia, statewide (with opt-out counties) Atlanta, GA Bryan Tyson 9/1/16
95 Michigan Appellate Assigned Counsel System Statewide (appeals only) Lansing, MI Marilena David-Martin 9/16/16
96 Metropolitan Public Defender's Office Multnomah & Washington Counties Portland, OR currently hiring 3/18/17
97 Coconino Public Defender's Office Coconino County Flagstaff, AZ Sandra Diehl 3/18/17
98 Utah Indigent Defense Commission Statewide Salt Lake City, UT Joanna Landau 3/18/17
99 Luzerne County Public Defender's Office Luzerne County Wilkes-Barre, PA Steven Greenwald 3/18/17
100 Umpqua Valley Public Defender's Office Douglas County Roseburg, OR Daniel Bouck 3/18/17
101 Washington State Office of Public Defense Statewide Olympia, WA Joanne Moore 4/10/17
102 Lake County Public Defender's Office Lake County Crown Point, IN Marvin Smith 5/5/17
103 Toledo Legal Aid Society Lucas County Toledo, OH Sean McNulty 5/17/17
104 Chippewa County Public Defender's Office Chippewa County Sault Ste. Marie, MI Jennifer France 5/31/17
105 Office of Defense Services Delaware, Statewide Wilmington, DE J. Brendon O'Neill 6/5/17
106 Public Defender of Marion County Marion County Salem, OR Jessica Kampf 7/7/17
107 Public Defender Services of Lane County Lane County Eugene, OR Brook Reinhard 7/10/17
108 Tennessee District Public Defenders Conference Tennessee, statewide Nashville, TN Patrick Frogge 7/15/17
109 Office of Capital and Forensic Writs Texas, statewide Austin, TX Ben Wolff 9/20/17
110 Indiana Public Defender Commission Indiana, statewide Indianapolis, IN Derrick Mason 9/21/17
111 Denver Office of the Municipal Public Defender Denver City and County Denver, CO Alice Norman 11/3/17
112 Lubbock Private Defenders' Office Lubbock County Lubbock, TX Jim Bethke 11/7/17
113 AK Investigations Tennessee & Kentucky, statewide Nashville, TN Amber Kaset 12/21/17
114 Santa Barbara Public Defender Santa Barbara County Santa Barbara, CA Tracy Macuga 2/1/18
115 Bronx Defenders The Bronx Bronx, NY Justine Olderman 2/15/18
116 Nevada County Public Defender Nevada County Nevada City, CA Keri Klein 2/21/18
117 Wisconsin State Public Defender's Office Wisconsin, statewide Madison, WI Kelli Thompson 3/14/18
118 Connecticut Division of Public Defender Services Connecticut, statewide Hartford, CT Chris Rapillo 4/1/18
119 Crabtree & Rahmsdorff Law Office Deschutes County Bend, OR Tom Crabtree 4/30/18
120 Whatcom County Public Defender Whatcom County Bellingham, WA Starck M. Follis 6/1/18
121 Louisiana Public Defender Board Louisiana, Statewide Baton Rouge, LA Jay Dixon 6/29/18
122 One Logic Source Kentucky, Statewide Lexington, KY Mike Sopranik 7/15/18
  Elko County Elko County, NV Elko, NV Kristin Hill 9/1/18
123 Oregon Office of Public Defense Services Oregon, Statewide Salem, OR Lane Borg 9/15/18
124 Alabama Office of Indigent Defense Services Alabama, Statewide Montgomery, AL Chris E. Roberts 9/15/18
125 Hillsborough County/13th Circuit Public Defender's Office HIllsborough County, FL Tampa, FL Julianne Holt 11/1/18


December 15, 2018: Registration is now open for NAPD's Spring Events:
  • Executive Leadership Insitute (Frankfort, KY)
  • Train the Trainer (Frankfort, KY)
  • "We the Defenders" Investigators Conference (Biloxi, MS)
  • "We the Defenders" Social Workers/Sentencing AdvocatesConference (Biloxi, MS)
  • Team Mitigation Institute (Atlanta, GA)
Click on Events Tab for more info and to register.

October 30, 2018: NAPD releases a video about its achievements over the 5 years since forming in November in 2013. This films was coordinated by NAPD Steering Committee Member and San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi and debuted at the Racial Justice Training and 5 Year Celebration in Baltimore, Maryland. You can watch the video HERE

July 1, 2018: General Registration opens for the “WE THE DEFENDERS” TRAINING CONFERENCE,  November 26-29, 2018, Indianapolis, IN

You can watch a video about the event HERE 

Due to overwhelming demand, NAPD will again offer this comprehensive Investigator and Social Worker/Sentencing Advocate training experience! The program will include one track for Investigators and a separate track for Social Worker/Sentencing Advocates.  Hear from nationally recognized experts who will share their knowledge on a wide range of topics relevant to the work you do each and every day.  Network with other criminal defense practitioners from around the country and find your tribe. 

January 23, 2018: In response to US Attorney General Jeff Session's reversal of prior policy on the imposition of fines and fees for criminal defendants, NAPD submitted the following letter on behalf of the public defender community. You can read the letter HERE