Public Defender's Office

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Public Defender: Christopher Welsh, Esq.
(prounouns: he/his)

First Assistant: Lee Awbrey, Esq.
(pronouns: she/hers)

220 North Jackson Street
Media, PA 19063



The Office of the Public Defender is committed to providing and promoting quality legal representation for indigent adults and children facing the loss of their rights, liberty and dignity. We provide legal representation to those accused of crimes in Delaware County who cannot afford a private attorney. We represent thousands of clients each year who are charged with crimes ranging from disorderly conduct to murder, practicing in the District Justice Courts, the Court of Common Pleas, and the Appellate Courts of Pennsylvania. In addition, the Office of the Public Defender represents our youth facing accusations in the Juvenile Court of Delaware County, and those charged with contempt in Family Court who face the threat of incarceration.

To apply for a Public Defender call our office: (610) 891-4100

Para solicitar un Abogado de Oficio llame a nuestro oficina: (610) 891-4100

Contact Us

  •   201 West Front Street,
         Media, PA 19063
  •   8:30AM - 4:30PM
           Monday - Friday
  •   610-891-4000

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Delaware County, presently consisting of over 184 square miles divided into forty-nine municipalities is the oldest settled section of Pennsylvania.

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