Marquette County

Deputy Chief Public Defender

Dakota A. Fountain is a U.P. native growing up in Marquette, Michigan.

Dakota Fountain Deputy Chief Public Defender

She graduated from Lake Superior State University in 2009 and completed her law degree at Cooley Law School in Auburn Hills in 2011. She returned back to the area to practice law with a local private firm until leaving to take a position with the Marquette County Public Defender’s Office. She is responsible for the misdemeanor docket.

Member in good standing

  • State Bar of Michigan (2012)
  • Michigan Appellate Courts