Public Defender

The mission of the Washington County Public Defender’s Office is to zealously protect and defend the rights of our clients though effective and efficient legal representation of the highest quality in the pursuit of a fair and unbiased system of justice for all.

Justice

Attorneys

Michael J. Mercure - Public Defender

Criminal Division & Family Court Division

Sarah J. Merry - Supervising Assistant Public Defender

  • Family Court Division

Dustin J. Bruhns - Assistant Public Defender 

  • Criminal Division

Amanda S. Ross - Assistant Public Defender

  • Criminal Division & Family Court Division

Barry J. Jones - Supervising Assistant Public Defender

  • Criminal Division & Family Court Division

Alyson S. Clark - Assistant Public Defender 

  • Criminal Division & Parole Division

Matthew A. McKeighan - Assistant Public Defender

  • Criminal Division & Family Court Division

Michael S. Martin - Assistant Public Defender

  • Criminal Division

Practice Areas

Criminal Division                                  Family Division                                      Parole Division