Contact Us

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You may contact us by any or all of the following methods:

Telephone:  

(231) 724-6585

This number will direct you to a prompt, in which you need to select the division you are trying to reach within the department.

For misdemeanor cases - dial 1

For family division or probate cases - dial 2

For felony cases - dial 3

Email:

To send us an email, you will need to know the name of your lawyer.  See the list of lawyers at the bottom of this page, and write a message to him or her.  Be careful in your selection.  Fredrick D Johnson is the Director of our department, so the court issues blanket appointments of attorney with his name on it for every case.  Mr. Johnson is probably NOT your personal attorney.  If you send your message to him, your lawyer may not receive it.

If you are unsure of who your lawyer is, please see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section of this website.  There you will find out how to figure out who your lawyer is.

Our location:

The Muskegon County Public Defenders are housed in two buildings on the old "South Campus" site of Baker College.  Using the map below, the criminal division is located at Building E, and the family division is located at Building F, on the 3rd floor. The two buildings are connected by a corridor between them.  The buildings are west of the Probation Office and East of the County Register of Deeds.  We suggest parking in the large lot behind the buildings using the Pine Street access.   

The addresses are as follows:

Muskegon County Public Defender

Criminal Division

155 E. Apple Ave.

Muskegon, MI  49442


Muskegon County Public Defender

Family Division 

165 E. Apple Ave., 3rd Floor

Muskegon, MI 49442

                           

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Attorney Staff Contact List:

Name E-mail and Address Phone Number
Fred Johnson, Jr. johnsonfr@muskegoncounty.net
155 E Apple Ave Muskegon MI 49442
231 724-6585 ex. 3
Boeringa, Visishta (Vee) boeringavi@muskegoncounty.net
155 E Apple Ave Muskegon MI  49442
231 724-8826 ex. 1
Ayres, Charles ayresch@muskegoncounty.net
155 E Apple Ave Muskegon MI  49442
231 724-6585 ex. 1
Doremire, Angella doremirean@co.muskeogn.mi.us
155 E Apple Ave Muskegon MI 49442
231 724-6585 ex. 1
Elzinga, Elise elzingael@muskegoncounty.net
165 E Apple Ave Muskegon MI 49442
231 724-6585 ex. 2
Fisher, Joseph fisherjo@muskegoncounty.net
155 E Apple Ave Muskegon MI 49442
231 724-6585 ex. 3
Gowings, Nicholas gowingsni@muskegoncounty.net
155 E Apple Ave Muskegon MI  49442
231 724-6585 ex. 1
Mathes, Paula Baker bakerpa@muskegoncounty.net
155 E Apple Ave Muskegon MI  49442
231 724-6585 ex. 3
Mitteer, Manda mitteerma@muskegoncounty.net
165 E Apple Ave Muskegon MI  49442
231 724-6585 ex. 2
Oatmen, Thomas oatmenth@muskegoncounty.net
155 E Apple Ave Muskegon MI  49442
231 724-6585 ex. 3
Robinson, Kendrah robinsonke@muskegoncounty.net
155 E Apple Ave Muskegon MI  49442
231 724-6585 ex. 1
Russell, Karri russellka@muskegoncounty.net
165 E Apple Ave Muskegon MI  49442
231 724-6585 ex. 2
Williams, David williamsda@muskegoncounty.net
165 E Apple Ave Muskegon MI 49442
231 724-6585 ex. 2
Winter, RJ winterrj@muskegoncounty.net
155 E Apple Ave Muskegon MI 49442
231 724-6585 ex. 1
Interns 155 E Apple Ave Muskegon MI  49442 231 332-3989