Zealous, innovative and compassionate holistic defense
The Office of the Public Defender was established in April of 2019 with the appointment of Director and Chief Public Defender, Chad D. Catalino. It is comprised of both the Assistant Public Defenders as well as a roster of defense attorneys who are committed to the goals and standards set forth by the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission.
We practice a holistic defense model in this office, utilizing an interdisciplinary partnership of professionals to address not only a client's pressing legal issues, but also social support needs. We strive to uphold the ideals of client-centered representation as defined by the Bronx Public Defenders, in which a client is not being defined by his or her case but by the needs he or she identifies.
For more information regarding the Van Buren / Allegan Public defender's Office Allegan location, please visitAllegan County's site.
IF YOU WISH TO SPEAK TO A PUBLIC DEFENDER PRIOR TO BEING ARRAIGNED ON ANY NEW CHARGES PLEASE CALL 269-686-4720 AND CHOOSE OPTION 2 FOR VAN BUREN COUNTY CASES. OUR LEGAL SPECIALISTS WILL CONNECT YOU WITH AN ATTORNEY. YOU MAY SPEAK WITH AN ATTORNEY PRIOR TO, AND HAVE AN ATTORNEY PRESENT AT, YOUR ARRAIGNMENT.