Pennsylvania Public Defenders
The Pennsylvania General Assembly enacted the Public Defender Act in 1968. Under this law, the Public Defender in each county is responsible for furnishing legal counsel to any person who, for lack of sufficient funds, is unable to obtain legal counsel in any criminal action where representation is constitutionally guaranteed.
Click on the county list below for contact information for the Public Defender in the county. If a specific office contact is not listed for a county, please contact the your county courthouse using the general contact information listed for information on obtaining a public defender in the county.
Pennsylvania County Public Defenders
Pennsylvania Federal Public Defenders
Federal Public Defenders are available only for representation in the Federal Courts of the United States.