Public Defender Offices

If you cannot afford to hire a lawyer, you may ask the court to appoint a public defense attorney to represent you. The determination of eligibility for a court appointed attorney is handled by the local court.

Federal Defender Offices

Western District of Washington and Eastern Washington and Idaho Offices.

County and City Public Defender Offices

The following counties and cities provide local public defender agencies to represent adults and juveniles who are accused of a crime and cannot afford to pay a lawyer. These agencies may be reached at the phone numbers listed. To find public defense help in a county or city not listed below, contact the court in which the charges are filed.


Benton County Office of Public Defense

7122 W Okanogan Pl, Bldg A
Kennewick, WA 99336
Phone: 509-222-3700


Counsel for Defense of Chelan County

303 S Mission St, Suite 200
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Phone: 509-663-2444


Clallam Public Defender

516 E. Front Street
Port Angeles, WA 98362
Phone: 360-452-3307


Clark County Indigent Defense Office

1300 Franklin Street, Suite 662
P.O. Box 5000
Vancouver, WA 98666-5000
Phone: 564-397-2333


Cowlitz County Office of Public Defense

1801 1st Ave Ste 1A
Longview, WA 98632
Phone: 360-578-7430


Douglas County Office of Public Defense

110 2nd St
East Wenatchee, WA 98802
Phone: 509-888-2743


Franklin County Office of Public Defense

1016 N 4th Ave
Pasco, WA 99301
Phone: 509-543-2989


Grant County Public Defense

35 C Street NW, Suite 401
P.O. Box 37
Ephrata, WA 98823
Phone: 509- 754-6027


Grays Harbor County Department of Public Defense

100 W. Broadway #1
Montesano, WA 98563
Phone: 360-964-1599


Jefferson Associated Counsel

624 Polk Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Phone: 360-385-5613


King County Department of Public Defense

710 Second Ave, Suite 1000
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-296-7662


Kitsap County Office of Public Defense

614 Division Street, MS-40
Port Orchard, WA 98366
Phone: 360-337-7015


Kittitas County Department of Public Defense

205 W 5th Ave
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Phone: 509-962-7042


Mason County Public Defense

411 North Fifth Street
Shelton, Washington 98584
Phone: 360-427-9670


Pierce County Department of Assigned Counsel

Phone: also serves municipal courts of Tacoma, Gig Harbor and Fircrest-
949 Market Street, Suite 334
Tacoma, WA 98402-2194
Phone: 253-798-6062


City of Seattle- Municipal Court Indigent Screening Program

Seattle Justice Center
600 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104-1900
Phone: 206-615-0705


San Juan County Public Defender

350 Court St #5
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
Phone: 360-774-9035


Skagit County Office of Assigned Counsel

205 W. Kincaid, Suite #301
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Phone: 360-416-1690


Skagit County Public Defender

121 Broadway
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Phone: 360-416-1650


Snohomish County Office of Public Defense

3000 Rockefeller Avenue M/S 209
Everett, WA 98201
Phone: 425-388-3500


Snohomish County Public Defender Association

2722 Colby Avenue, Suite 200
Everett, WA 98201
Phone: 425-339-6300


Spokane County Public Defender Office

1033 West Gardner
Spokane, WA 99260
Phone: 509-477-4246


City of Spokane Public Defender

824 North Monroe
Spokane, WA 99201
Phone: 509-835-5955


Stevens County Office of Public Defense

215 S Oak, Rm 210
Colville, WA 99114
Phone: 509-684-3024


Thurston County Public Defense

926 24th Way SW
Olympia, WA 98502
Phone: 360-754-4897


Whatcom County Public Defender

215 North Commercial Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone: 360-778-5640


Yakima County Department of Assigned Counsel

104 North 1st Street
Yakima, WA 98901
Phone: 509- 574-1160