PDD Fall River Trial Office  2015_08_12 Sagamore Mill Building
Public Defender Division
1822 North Main Street
Fall River, MA 02720
Phone: (508) 675-9481
Fax: (508) 677-6725

Directions: Our office is located in the Sagamore Mill building in the North End of Fall River, approximately .4 miles from Rogers Coney Island. The entrance is located in the rear of the building. Free parking is available. There is a Southeastern Regional Transit Authority (SRTA) #2 bus stop in front of our building. The office is located on the second floor.

Hours of Operation: 8:30AM – 4:30PM

                                            OUR TEAM

 For staff contact information, click on the appropriate link below:

Managing Director:

Karen Smolar

Attorney in Charge:

Carlos Brito

Supervising Attorneys:

Ben Evans

Trial Attorneys:

Nicholas Athanassiou
Katherine Cielinski
Marc Conforto
Paul Graham
Lipou Laliemthavisay
Jennifer Magaw
Allyson Totaro
Robert Tutino
James Vita

Social Services Advocate:

Madison Oliveira


Matthew Perry

Administrative Staff:

Gail Sargent
Donna Ruiz


Fall River Justice Center - Bill Talley

Fall River District and Superior Court
186 South Main Street
Fall River, MA  02721
District Phone: (508) 491-2800
Superior Phone: (508) 491-3300

Attleboro District Court
88 N Main Street
Attleboro, MA  02703
Phone: (508) 222-5900


Braga Bridge - Bill TalleyWe have created a list of useful resources for our clients. Please visit our client resource page for important information including contacting and visiting incarcerated clients. There are also links for local food pantries in the Fall River area. If you have any specific questions, please feel free to contact the Fall River CPCS Office directly at (508) 675-9481.


2015_SSTAR Visit
CPCS staff visit the Fall River SSTAR location.

Public Defenders, Investigators and Social Service Advocates visited the Stanley Street Treatment and Resource Center (SSTAR), a non-profit health care and social service agency which is a model for addiction and mental health treatment internationally (http://www.sstar.org/). They met with Nancy E. Paull, the CEO of SSTAR and a wonderful advocate for people in Fall River and New Bedford struggling with addiction, mental illness and poverty for over three decades.

For more updates about the Fall River CPCS Office,  visit CPCS in the Community.