Committee for Public Counsel Services
Lawrence District & Superior Court Office

Everett Mills, 15 Union Street, Suite 110
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

Arnie Lucinda Stewart


Carol Lynn Cahill, Esq.

Supervising Attorney

Sarah Kennedy, Esq.

District Court Attorneys

William Hernon III, Esq.
Janine Lepore, Esq.
Dawnangela Minton, Esq.
Kellie Tiller, Esq.

Superior Court Attorneys

Brendan Kelley, Esq
Lynette Leos, Esq.
Hilary McCamic, Esq.
Steven Van Dyke, 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 are:

Michael Morales, M.S.
Julie Nason, LMHC

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 Investigator is:

Ana Maria Diaz

Office Support Staff

Paula Cain, Administrative Assistant III
Silkia Valentin, Secretary


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 CourtNewburyport 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
thumb-salemruane-450x299Essex County Superior Court – Salem
56 Federal Street
Salem, MA 01970
(978) 744-5500

Community Involvement & News

CPCS Community Involvement Week September 2016 – Volunteer at Bread and Roses Food Pantry, Lawrence
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