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The Law Office of the Shelby County Public Defender provides legal representation to citizens accused of criminal conduct that can result in a loss of freedom.  We defend cases including Felonies and Misdemeanors, along with Juvenile Delinquency cases, Non-support Contempt, Children’s Services Allegations, and Appeals.

We provide legal services to individuals whose economic status meets qualifications set by the State of Ohio.If you have been charged with a crime, or are a party to a non-support contempt or Children’s Services case, and believe you qualify for public defender services based on your economic status, please contact us.

Attorneys & Staff

Jonathan M. Richard, Public Defender
Common Pleas Court, Felonies

Dustin M. Davis, Assistant Public Defender
Common Pleas Court, Felonies

Laura E. Waymire, Assistant Public Defender
Municipal Court, Misdemeanors
Juvenile Court, Children Services and Non-Support Contempt

Andrew Venters, Assistant Public Defender
Common Pleas Court, Felonies

Robert Long, III, Assistant Public Defender
Common Pleas Court, Felony Probation Violation
Juvenile Court, Juvenile Crimes

Traci Myers, Legal Assistant

Denise Allen, Paralegal