Vermilion County Public Defender
Michael T. Mara – Public Defender
The Vermilion County Public Defender’s Office provides legal services for indigent persons in Vermilion County. Our lawyers and staff zealously represent persons in criminal, traffic, juvenile, abuse/neglect and other matters when appointed by the Court. We are dedicated to the pursuit of liberty and justice for all.
The Vermilion County Public Defender’s Office only represents indigent persons when appointed by the Court. The Public Defender may be appointed in criminal, traffic, juvenile, abuse/neglect, mental health commitment hearings and contempt matters. The Court appoints the Public Defender’s Office but the Public Defender assigns cases to particular lawyers. Lawyers are assigned to particular caseloads and courtrooms and clients do not get to choose which attorney will represent them.
Telephone: (217) 554-7870