Chester County, Pennsylvania
County of Chester
313 West Market Street
West Chester, PA 19380

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Public Defender
201 W. Market Street
West Chester, PA 19380-0989
John R. Merrick, Public Defender
Nathan M. Schenker, First Assistant Public Defender
Fax: 610-344-6120

Mission Statement
To provide competent, effective and ethical legal representation to indigent persons accused of crimes. 
Goals and Objectives
To provide effective representation to indigent persons as mandated by the Constitutions of the United States and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (as implemented by statutes, rules, and court decisions).

The Office’s lawyers represent individuals faced with the following proceedings: criminal, summary offenses that may result in jail sentences, juvenile court hearings, probation and parole hearings, and some non-support and protection from abuse matters.

Primary Objectives:
To effectively represent a caseload of approximately 2,075 files per month. To meet with new clients within 1 to 2 weeks of arrest.

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