Our Team

For staff contact information, please see "Contact Us" page
Frederick D. Johnson, Jr.
Chief Public Defender
Fred
Manda Mitteer
Deputy Chief Public Defender
Manda
Joseph Fisher
Director of Criminal Division
Joe
Angella Doremire
District Court Supervisor
Angella
Elise Elzinga
Director of Family Division
Elise
David Williams
Chief of Probate
Dave
Lydia Carson
Chief Social Worker
Lydia
Rueda Abdirahman
Holistic Mitigation Specialist
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Steven Winston
Legal Investigator
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Tom Oatmen
Chief Research Attorney
Tom
Charles Ayres
Research Attorney
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Leonardo De La Cruz
Assistant Public Defender
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Nicholas Gowings
Assistant Public Defender
Nick
Alexa Hancock
Assistant Public Defender
Alexa
Robert Hedges
Assistant Public Defender
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Brian Hosticka
Assistant Public Defender
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Kyle Jansen
Assistant Public Defender
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Pearlette Merriweather
Assistant Public Defender
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Luke Pahl
Assistant Public Defender
Luke
Shawn Perry
Assistant Public Defender
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Kendrah Robinson
Assistant Public Defender
Kendrah
RJ Winter
Assistant Public Defender
RJ
Cassie Bates
Office Manager


Anna Burns
Legal Secretary Criminal Division (Misdemeanor)

Michelle DeWind
Legal Secretary Criminal Division

Heather Neuhaus
Legal Secretary Criminal Division (Felony)

Alicia Hulka
Legal Secretary Family Division