The Allegan County Public Defender’s Office in Michigan has one Chief Public Defender, one Deputy Chief Public Defender, four Assistant Public Defenders, and two Legal Specialists, who ensure the state’s public defense system is fair, cost-effective constitutional while protecting public safety and accountability. The office practices a holistic defense model, utilizing an interdisciplinary partnership of professionals to address a client’s pressing legal issues and social support needs. They strive to uphold the ideals of client-centered representation, defined by the Bronx Public Defenders, in which a client is not being expressed by their case but by the needs they identify. In addition, this office aims to prevent wrongful convictions, protect due process and constitutional rights, increase public safety, promote fiscal responsibility, and support economic growth throughout Allegan County. The Office attorneys are also available for a confidential consultation and court-appointed legal representation. Individuals may contact the organization directly or contact an attorney for more information or file a claim related to their case.