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The Law Office of the Shelby County Public Defender provides legal representation to citizens accused of criminal conduct that can Shelby County Courthouseresult in a loss of freedom.  We defend cases including Felonies and Misdemeanors, along with Juvenile Delinquency cases, Non-support Contempt, Children’s Services Allegations, and Appeals.  

We provide legal services to individuals whose economic status meets qualifications set by the State of Ohio.If you have been charged with a crime, or are a party to a non-support contempt or Children’s Services case, and believe you qualify for public defender services based on your economic status, please contact us at (937) 498-1714 or publicdefender@shelbyco.net.

Attorneys & Staff

  • Jonathan M. Richard – Interim Public Defender, Common Pleas Court, Felonies
  • Jason R. Farley – Assistant Public Defender, Common Pleas Court, Felonies
  • Roger E. Luring – Assistant Public Defender, Municipal Court, Misdemeanors
  • Brandon Puckett – Assistant Public Defender, Municipal Court, Misdemeanors
  • D. Andrew Venters – Assistant Public Defender, Juvenile Court, Juvenile Crimes, Non-Support Contempt, and Children’s Services
  • Traci Myers – Legal Assistant
  • Denise Allen - Paralegal


Visit other Shelby County government web pages:
Shelby County Public Defender's Office - 129 E. Court Street - Shelby County Annex, Basement - Sidney, OH 45365
Phone: 937-498-1714 - Fax: 937-658-6124 - E-mail: publicdefender@shelbyco.net