Public Defenders

Not everyone qualifies for a public defender.

Who Qualifies?

To qualify for a public defender you must show that you are a person who is unable to afford an attorney on your own.

How to Request a Public Defender.

You must ask the judge to appoint a public defender, the judge will either ask you questions to determine if you are eligible, or will ask you to fill out a form that shows your income, assets, etc.  Please click on the link to view and print the form to help you be better prepared when you get to court, the form takes a moment to load so be patient.

When parents are victims of the crime.

When parents are the victims of the crime, they are not required to provide an attorney for their child. A public defender will be automatically appointed unless the parent or child wants to hire an attorney.

Contacting your Public Defender.

Contact your public defender by phone to set up an appointment prior to your court date.  Below is list of the public defender offices in Kentucky, or you can find more information listed under your county on the counties page.

DPA Offices:

Bell County Office (Bell County)
204 S. Pine St.
Pineville, KY 40977
Phone: (606) 337-8357
Fax: (606) 337-1257  
Office Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm  
  
Boone County Office (Boone, Carroll, Owen, Gallatin, Grant Counties)
8311 US 42
Victory Centre Ste. 210
Florence, KY 41042
Phone: (859) 282-0818  
Fax: (859) 282-1582  
Office Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm  

Bowling Green Office (Allen, Butler, Edmonson, Simpson & Warren Counties)
Warren County Justice Center
1001 Center St. Ste. 301
Bowling Green, KY 42101-2192
Phone: (270) 846-2731  
Fax: (270) 846-2741  
Office Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm  

Boyd County Office (Boyd, Carter, Greenup, Lawrence & Lewis Counties)
108 28th St.
Catlettsburg, KY 41129
Phone: (606) 739-4161
Fax: (606) 739-8388  
Office Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm  

Bullitt County Office (Bullitt, Nelson & Spencer Counties)
650 N Buckman St.
PO Box 6570
Shepherdsville, KY 40165
Phone: (502) 955-8594  
Fax: (502) 543-1962  
Office Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm

Columbia Office (Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Marion, Taylor & Washington Counties)
111 Jamestown St.
Columbia, KY 42728
Phone: (270) 384-1297 or (270) 384-1668  
Fax: (270) 384-1478 
Office Hours: 7:30am-4:00pm  

Covington Office (Campbell and Kenton Counties)
333 Scott St. Blvd. Ste. 400
Covington, KY 41011
Phone: (859) 292-6596
Fax: (859) 292-6590  
Office Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm  

 

Cynthiana Office (Bourbon, Harrison, Nicholas, Pendleton & Robertson Counties)
221 S Main St. Ste. 101
Cynthiana, KY 41031
Phone: (859) 234-4535
Fax: (859) 234-2522  
Office Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm  

Danville Office (Boyle, Garrard, Jessamine, Lincoln & Mercer Counties)
438 W Walnut St.
PO Box 207
Danville, KY 40423-0207
Phone: (859) 239-7070, (859) 239-7071, (859) 239-7072    
Fax: (859) 239-7074    
Office Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm    

Elizabethtown Office (Grayson, Hardin, LaRue & Meade Counties)
226 S. Mulberry
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Phone: (270) 766-5160
Fax: (270) 766-5162  
Office Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm  

Frankfort Office (Anderson, Franklin, Scott & Woodford Counties)
223 St. Clair
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (502) 564-7204
Fax: (502) 564-1527
Office Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm    

Glasgow Office (Barren, Hart, Metcalfe & Monroe Counties)
312 Samson St.
Glasgow, KY 42141
Phone: (270) 834-8236
Fax: (270) 834-8246  
Office Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm 

 

Harlan Trial Office (Harlan County)
120 Professional Ln
Second Floor
Harlan, KY 40831
Phone: (606) 573-2501
Fax: (606) 573-2599

Hazard Office (Knott, Letcher & Perry Counties)
470 Main St.
Hazard, KY 41701
Phone: (606) 439-4509
Fax: (606) 439-4500  
Office Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm

Henderson Office (Crittenden, Henderson, Union & Webster Counties)
739 S Main St.
PO Box 695
Henderson, KY 42419-0695
Phone: (270) 826-1852 or (270) 826-5089  
Fax: (270) 826-3025  
Office Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm

 

Hopkinsville Office (Caldwell, Christian, Logan, Lyon, Todd & Trigg Counties)
1100 S Main St.
2nd Floor Ste. 22
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
Phone: (270) 889-6527
Fax: (270) 889-6020  
Office Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm
 
LaGrange Office (Henry, Oldham, Shelby & Trimble Counties)
208 Parker Dr. Ste. 1B
LaGrange, KY 40031
Phone: (502) 222-7712 or (502) 222-7767  
Fax: (502) 222-5985
Office Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm
 
Lexington Office (Fayette County)
163 West Short St. Ste. 600
Lexington, KY 40507
Phone: (859) 258-2377
Fax: (859) 246-2116
Office Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm
 
London Office (Clay, Knox, Laurel, Leslie & Whitley Counties)
217 S. Main Street
P.O. Box 277
London, KY  40741
Phone: (606) 330-2050
Fax: (606) 330-2074  
Office Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm 

Louisville Office (Jefferson County)
719 W Jefferson St.  
Louisville, KY 40202  
Phone: (502) 574-3800  
Fax: (502) 574-4052
 
Madisonville Office (Hopkins, McLean & Muhlenberg Counties)
1079 Thornberry Dr.
Madisonville, KY 42431
Phone: (270) 824-7001
Fax: (270) 824-7003  
Office Hours: 7:30am-4:30pm 

Maysville Office (Bracken, Fleming & Mason Counties)
116 W 3rd St.
Maysville, KY 41056
Phone: (606) 564-5768
Fax: (606) 564-4102  
Office Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm
 
Morehead Office (Bath, Elliott, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan & Rowan Counties)
200 Christy Creek Rd.
PO Box 1038
Morehead, KY 40351
Phone: (606) 783-8600
Fax: (606) 783-8606  
Office Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm

 

Murray Office (Calloway, Graves & Marshall Counties)
503 N 16th St.
Murray, KY 42071
Phone: (270) 753-4633 or (270) 753-4642  
Fax: (270) 753-9913  
Office Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm  

Owensboro Office (Breckinridge, Daviess, Hancock & Ohio Counties)
920 Frederica St.  Ste. 1006
Owensboro, KY 42301
Phone: (270) 687-7030 or (270) 687-7031  
Fax: (270) 687-7032  
Office Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm  

Paducah Office (Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton, Hickman, Livingston & McCracken Counties)
400 Park Ave. Ste. B
Paducah, KY 42001
Phone: (270) 575-7285
Fax: (270) 575-7055
Office Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm

Prestonsburg  Office (Floyd, Johnson, Magoffin & Martin Counties)
123 E. Court Street
Prestonsburg KY  41653 
Phone: (606) 886-1101   
Fax: (606) 886-1210  
Office Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm  

Pikeville Office (Pike County)
282 S Mayo Trail Ste. 1
Pikeville, KY 41501
Phone: (606) 433-7576
Fax: (606) 433-7577  
Office Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm  

Richmond Office (Clark, Jackson, & Madison Counties)
116 N Second St.
PO Box 766
Richmond, KY 40476-0766
Phone: (859) 623-8413
Fax: (859) 623-9463  
Office Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm  

Somerset Office (McCreary, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Russell & Wayne Counties)
650 N Main St. Ste. 222
Somerset, KY 42501
Phone: (606) 677-4129
Fax: (606) 677-4130  
Office Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm  

 

Stanton Office (Breathitt, Estill, Lee, Owsley, Powell & Wolfe Counties)
452 Washington St.
PO Box 725
Stanton, KY 40380-0725 
Phone: (606) 663-2844 or (606) 663-9916
Fax: (606) 663-5333    
Office Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm