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Crawford County, Pennsylvania

Public Defender

PUBLIC DEFENDER

The Crawford County Office of Public Defender shall furnish legal counsel to any person who is charged with a qualified criminal offense, and, for lack of funds as determined by office guidelines, is unable to obtain legal counsel.

Applications are taken by appointment only.

(Incarcerated defendants can request an application from the jail officials.) 

Telephone: (814) 333-7367 or (800) 982-9019 

Office Hours: 8:30am-Noon, 1pm-4:30pm


This office represents the following types of cases*:

  • Criminal Charges
  • Probation or Parole Violations
  • Domestic Relations Contempt
  • Protection from Abuse Contempt
  • Driving Under Suspension-DUI Related
  • Juvenile Petitions

*Situations where the District Judge indicates that a penalty of incarceration is likely if a conviction results.

View your case docket online at https://ujsportal.pacourts.us

Instructions On How to Search Your Case Docket Online

Robert J. Trambley, Esquire Public Defender
Gary Kern, Esquire First Assistant Public Defender
Allison J. Rice, Esquire Assistant Public Defender
R. Benjamin Sperry, Esquire Assistant Public Defender
Emily M. Merski, Esquire Assistant Public Defender
Thomas Brasco, Jr., Esquire Assistant Public Defender
Douglas E. Straub, Esquire​Assistant Public Defender
Arvilla Allen Intake Specialist

ABOUT CRAWFORD COUNTY

The County of Crawford lies in northwestern Pennsylvania. Originally it was inhabited by the Iroquiois Indians and other tribes and nations. In later years, the land was acquired by a group of Dutch investors under title of the Holland Land Company and resold to settlers. The Commonwealth allocated land to its Revolutionary War soldiers as a bonus settlement. The county was formed in 1800 from a portion of Allegheny County and named after Colonel William Crawford, an early military hero and close friend of George Washington.

CONTACT US

903 Diamond Park Meadville, PA 16335

Phone: (814) 333-7300
Toll free: 800-982-9019

Fax: (814) 337-0457

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

State of Pennsylvania