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

Nan Whitfield, Esq.


Carol Lynn Cahill, Esq.

Supervising Attorney

Sarah Kennedy, Esq.

Staff Attorneys

William Hernon III, Esq.
Janine Lepore, Esq.
Dawnangela Minton, Esq.
Kellie Tiller, Esq.
Lynette Leos, Esq.
Hilary McCamic, Esq.
Amy Smith, Esq.
Steven Van Dyke, Esq.


Anna Shaddae Rodriguez

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.

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
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