Committee for Public Counsel Services
PDD Lawrence Trial Office

Everett Mills, 15 Union Street, Suite 130
Lawrence, MA 01840
Phone: (978) 856-6900
Fax: (978) 682-2793

Our office is located within the Everett Mills building on Union Street in Lawrence. The entrance to our office is located between Common Street and Essex Street. There is ample parking behind the building.

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday. 9:00am – 5:00pm excluding Holidays.




Managing Director

Nan Whitfield, Esq.


Carol Lynn Cahill, Esq.

Supervising Staff Attorney

Meredith Reeves, Esq.

Staff Attorneys

Amanda Colon, Esq.
William Hernon III, Esq.
Claudia Larios, Esq.
Lynette Leos, Esq.
Janine Lepore, Esq.
Hilary McCamic, Esq.
Dawnangela Minton, Esq.
Amy Smith, Esq.
Kayla Roze, Esq.
Tanin Max Sadeghi, Esq.
Elizabeth Fiori, Esq.

Social Service Advocacy

The Social Service Advocates for the Public Defender Division serve as an integral member of the criminal defense team. Led by the attorney, the defense team provides zealous criminal defense and advocacy services to defendants who are charged with criminal offenses. The Social Service Advocates works with the attorney, investigator, and other team members to prepare a client’s case and to obtain the best possible legal outcome for the client. The role includes client biopsychosocial interviewing and assessment, social history investigation, clinical case management, alternative treatment and sentencing planning, and serves as a liaison between clients and programs. Social services intervention occurs at all stages of the court process, from arraignment through post-conviction.

Our Lawrence Office Social Service Advocates:

Michael Morales, M.S.

Criminal Defense Investigators

As part of the defense team, our Lawrence Investigators work collaboratively with our attorneys and Social Service Advocates. They locate and interview witnesses and clients, and discover, collect, and analyze a wide variety of information that may assist in the representation of our clients.

Our Lawrence Office Investigators are:

Kerrie Antunes

Junoir Douyon

Office Support Staff

Paula Cain,  Supervising Administrative Assistant III
Krystal Parra, Administrative Assistant I


Our Office Serves the Following Courthouses and Communities:

Lawrence District CourtLawrence District Court
Fenton Judicial Building
2 Appleton Street
Lawrence, MA 01843
(978) 687-7184


Haverhill District CourtHaverhill District Court
45 Ginty Boulevard
Haverhill, MA 01830
(978) 373-4151


Newburyport District Court

Newburyport District Court
188 State Street
Route 1 Traffic Circle
Newburyport, MA 01950
(978) 462-2652

Lawrence Superior CourtEssex County Superior Court – Lawrence
43 Appleton Way
Lawrence, MA 01841
(978) 242-1900


Essex County Superior Court – Salem
56 Federal Street
Salem, MA 01970
(978) 744-5500