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:

Robin A. Spishock, Deputy Chief            John P. Kowalczyk
Jason A. LaBar                                     Douglas A. Lockard Jr.
Chandra VitelliBleice
Frederick M. Cutaio
Jason M. Leon
David W. Skutnik
William A. Watkins
Noelle Wilkinson
James Fuller
Eric Closs

Laureen M. Cockley, Paralegal

Monroe County Courthouse
James P. Gregor
Chief Public Defender

Monroe County Courthouse
610 Monroe Street, Suite 21
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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