Public Defender

Mission Statement

Our goal is to provide client-centered representation and zealous advocacy in all courts throughout Broome County with support from our team of advocates, investigators, interpreters and other staff. We endeavor to ensure that that those facing incarceration have their constitutional and statutory rights protected, that the law is administered with neither discrimination nor disproportionate punishment, and further, that no one who is innocent is wrongfully convicted. Our commitment is to treat our clients with dignity, compassion, and fairness.


The Public Defender’s Office provides legal representation to all indigent persons accused of crimes in Broome County as mandated by the Constitutions of the United States and the State of New York. This office, with support from our team of advocates, investigators, interpreters and other staff, acts as defense counsel from arraignment through trial and all stages of appeal for criminal cases ranging from simple violations to homicides. We also represent those subject to violations of probation or parole. This involves the full range of investigatory, pretrial, sentence mitigation and appellate representation required in criminal cases. This office services each of the 19 Village and Town Justice Courts, the Broome County Centralized Arraignment Part, the Binghamton City Court, Superior Courts of Broome County, and all higher Appellate Courts. Attorneys and Investigators are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to assist recent arrestees.


Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Arraignments as called by the Courts