About Our Office

The Marquette County Public Defender was created in 2018 in conjunction with a grant from the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission to provide Marquette Citizens the best legal representation for its Indigent criminal defendants.

Any person charged with a crime in Marquette County has the option to retain their own private attorney, or if they are indigent, they may now utilize one of our Attorneys, who will provide representation with the highest level of preparation, legal knowledge, and training possible for that charge.


Our Services

Marquette County Court room

Our office represents Marquette County residents in both District and Circuit Court, and on both Misdemeanors and/or Felonies.

We’ll walk you through every step.

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