Public Defender

The Public Defender's Office is charged with the responsibility to represent individuals who are charged with a crime and cannot afford an attorney. Services of the office are paid for by the taxpayers of Monroe County, and eligibility for representation is based upon the gross income level of the applicant, applying the Federal Poverty Guidelines, similar to the application process for other public service programs.

It does not, however, represent individuals charged with Federal offenses, only crimes against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.


Attorneys:                                                    Investigator:

Jason A. Labar, Deputy Chief PD             John P. Kowalczyk
Robert Barchiesi                                    Douglas A. Lockard JR.
Gerald Brunell 
Eric Closs
Frederick M. Cutaio
James Fuller
David W. Skutnik
Kate Whiteaker
Noelle Wilkinson
Chandra VitelliBleice 

Laureen M. Cockley, Paralegal

Monroe County Courthouse
James P. Gregor
Chief Public Defender

701 Main Street
3rd Floor/Suite 301
Stroudsburg, PA 18360

Phone: (570) 517-3042
Fax: (570) 517-3871

Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm


Closed all major holidays

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