Public Defenders

The Office of Public Defense provides court-appointed lawyers for most indigent criminal defendants in Superior and Juvenile court matters. Their office information is below. The Public Defenders office is not part of Superior Court, and this information is provided merely as a public service.

The public defenders office employees do not take on representation of private clients.


Thad Scudder, Director
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Cowlitz County Office of Public Defense
 
Telephone:  (360) 578-7430
 

Staff Attorneys:

Richard Suryan
Patricia Anderson
Edward "Ted" DeBray
Patricia VanRollins
Ian Maher
John Chambers
Elizabeth Halls
Josh Gooday

In addition, the Office of Public Defense maintains contracts with several private attorneys to provide representation for indigent defendants in Superior Court.

Those attorneys' contact information is listed below. 


Dan Morgan

1555 3rd Avenue
Suite A
Longview WA, 98632-3268
360-425-3091

Kevin Blondin

1408 Sixteenth Avenue
P.O. Box 250
Longview, WA 98632
360-423-4050

Joshua Baldwin

Civic Center Building, Third Floor
1700 Hudson Street
PO Box 1549
Longview, WA 98632
360-423-5220


 PLEASE NOTE

In any particular case you may be assigned a different lawyer than any of those listed here. If that occurs you will be given the attorney's contact information at your first appearance or when you attend Court.
Updated as of 12/4/2018

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TELEPHONE: (360) 577-3085
FAX (360) 414-5506
TTY (800) 883-6388 OR 7115

HALL OF JUSTICE
312 SW FIRST AVENUE
KELSO, WA 98626
 
Building Hours - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM