Contact Information

Courthouse, 1st Floor
1168 Liberty Street
Franklin, PA 16323
Phone: (814) 432-9593

Hours of Operation
8:30 to 4:30 Monday-Friday
Except Legal Holidays

Chief  Public Defender

Charles Phillips
Asst. Public Defender

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Asst. Public Defender


The public defender along with two assistants represent all indigent accused of crimes within the county; all juveniles upon request (regardless of the economic status of the parents) and all persons being involuntarily committed to a mental institution.  The public defender must be a member of the Pennsylvania Bar and may continue private law practice during the appointment.