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County and City 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. 

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 Exiting the OPD websitein which the charges are filed.

Benton County Office of Public Defense exitingwebsite
7122 W Okanogan Pl, Bldg A
Kennewick, WA 99336
(509) 222-3700

Counsel for Defense of Chelan County
115 S Chelan Ave.
Wenatchee, WA  98801
(509) 663-2444

Clallam Public Defender
516 E. Front Street
Port Angeles, WA  98362
(360) 452-3307

Clark County Indigent Defense Office exitingwebsite
1408 Franklin St. Room 106
P.O. Box 5000
Vancouver, WA 98666
(360) 397-2175

Cowlitz County Office of Public Defense
1801 1st Ave Ste 1A
Longview, WA  98632
(360)578-7430

Franklin County Office of Public Defense exitingwebsite
1016 N 4th Ave
Pasco, WA  99301
(509) 543-2989

Grant County Public Defense
35 C Street NW, Suite 401
P.O. Box 37
Ephrata, WA 98823
(509) 754-6027
1-800-572-0119

Jefferson Associated Counsel exitingwebsite
624 Polk Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368
(360) 385-5613

King County Department of Public Defense exitingwebsite
710 Second Ave, Suite 1000
 Seattle, WA 98104
Main Office: 206-296-7662

Kitsap County Office of Public Defense  exitingwebsite
614 Division Street, MS-40
Port Orchard, WA 98366
(360) 337-7015

Mason County Public Defense exitingwebsite 
411 North Fifth Street
Shelton, Washington 98584
(360) 427-9670

Pierce County Department of Assigned Counsel  exitingwebsite
(also serves municipal courts of Tacoma, Gig Harbor and Fircrest)
949 Market Street, Suite 334
Tacoma, WA  98402-2194
(253)798-6062

City of Seattle- Municipal Court Indigent Screening Program
Seattle Justice Center
600 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA  98104-1900
(206) 615-0705

Skagit County Office of Assigned Counsel  exitingwebsite
205 W. Kincaid, Suite #305
Mount Vernon, WA  98273
(360) 416-1690

Skagit County Public Defender  exitingwebsite
121 Broadway
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
(360) 416-1650

Snohomish County Office of Public Defense  exitingwebsite
3000 Rockefeller Avenue M/S 209
Everett, WA  98201
(425) 388-3500

Snohomish County Public Defender Associationexitingwebsite
2722 Colby Avenue, Suite 200
Everett, WA 98201
(425) 339-6300

Spokane County Public Defender Office  exitingwebsite
1033 West Gardner
Spokane, WA  99260
(509) 477-4246

City of Spokane Public Defender exitingwebsite
824 North Monroe
Spokane, WA  99201
(509) 835-5955 

Thurston County Public Defense  exitingwebsite
926 24th Way SW
 Olympia, WA  98502
(360) 754-4897

Whatcom County Public Defender  exitingwebsite
215 North Commercial Street
Bellingham, WA  98225
(360) 676-6670

Yakima County  Department of Assigned Counsel exitingwebsite
104 North 1st Street
Yakima, WA  98901
(509) 574-1160

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