Staff

Main Office & General Information
Office: (231) 724-6585
Fax: (231) 724-6643


Chief Public Defender
Frederick D. Johnson, Jr.

Assistant Public Defenders/Trial Attorneys
Joe Fisher, Chief Assistant Public Defender - Criminal and Felony Division                    
Karen Groenhout, Chief Assistant Public Defender - Family Division      
Mary Farrell, Chief Assistant Public Defender - Misdemeanor Division                
David Williams, Chief Assistant Public Defender - Probate Division 
Paula Baker (primarily Criminal Division)             
Adam Masserang (primarily Criminal Division)
RJ Winter (primarily Family Division)             
Manda Mitteer (primarily Family Division)
Chad Catalino (primarily Criminal Division)
Brian Hosticka (primarily Criminal Division)
Charles Ayres (primarily Criminal Division)

Legal Clerk
Thomas Oatmen, Chief Research Attorney

Legal Secretaries
Linda Schutter, Chief Legal Secretary - Criminal Division
Ivy Horton, Chief Legal Secretary - Family Law Division
Anna Burns, Chief Legal Secretary - Misdemeanor Division