Public Defender
Public Defender

The Lackawanna County Public Defender’s Office represents those adult individuals who have been charged with a criminal offense and are determined to be indigent.

If you cannot afford an attorney, you may obtain an Application for Legal Representation at the Public Defender’s Office. You must provide proof of income and any papers that you may have pertaining to your charge.  If you are eligible, you will be provided with representation by the Public Defender’s Office free of charge.

If you are in prison, you may obtain an Application for Legal Representation from your counselor. The completed Application will be delivered to the Public Defender’s Office and you will be notified of your eligibility.

The Public Defender’s Office is located on the first floor of the Lackawanna County Courthouse, 200 North Washington Avenue, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18503.

Administrative Contacts

Phone: 570-963-6761
Fax: 570-963-6338
E-mail:  Contact Us


  • Application for Assignment of Legal Counsel