Salem Trial Court Office

PDD Salem Trial Office
35 Congress Street, Suite 351
Salem, MA 01970
Phone: (978) 825-2020
Fax: (978) 741-8567

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The Salem Public Defender’s Office represents indigent clients in both Superior and District Court criminal proceedings throughout southern Essex County. Our public defense team in the PDD Salem Trial Office consists of 11 attorneys, including the Attorney in Charge and Supervising Attorney, as well as Social Service Advocates, an investigator and Administrative Assistants. This collection of advocates work together to provide the best and zealous advocacy on behalf of every client. The lawyers of the Public Defender Division carry on a proud Massachusetts public defender tradition, born more than fifty years ago, to diligently deliver dedicated and excellent representation to our clients in the Essex County community.


OUR TEAM


Managing Director

Nan Whitfield

Attorney In Charge

Patrick R. Hakes
(Send Email) 978-219-5433

Supervising Attorney

Vacant

Staff Attorneys

Kevin P. Chapman
(Send Email) 978-219-5403

Andrew daMota
(Send Email) 978-219-5406

Robert DeLong
(Send Email) 978-219-5404

Dorothy Franks
(Send Email) 978-219-5423

Kristin J. Graves
(Send Email)  978-219-5407

Rose Kenney
(Send Email) 978-219-5412

Thomas H. Pierce
(Send Email) 978-219-5428

Ilona M. Volker
(Send Email) 978-219-5414


Social Service Advocates

Maeve Edwards
(Send Email) 978-219-5419

Investigators

Sara Plansky
(Send Email) 978-219-5409

Support Staff

Maura O’Keefe- Supervising Administrative Assistant
(Send Email) 978-219-5402
Bonnie Michalowski – Administrative Assistant
(Send Email) 978-219-5401

 

OUR COURTS


Our Office Serves the Following Courthouses and Communities:

Essex Superior Court – Salem
Court Jurisdiction: All cities and towns of Essex County
56 Federal Street
Salem, MA 01970
(978) 744-5500

Salem District Court
Court Jurisdiction: Beverly, Danvers, Manchester by the Sea, Middleton, Salem
56 Federal Street
Salem, MA 01970
(978) 744-1167

Lynn District Court
Court Jurisdiction: Lynn, Marblehead, Nahant, Saugus, Swampscott
580 Essex Street
Lynn, MA 01901
(781) 598-5200

Peabody District Court
Court Jurisdiction: Lynnfield, Peabody
1 Lowell Street
Peabody, MA 01960
(978) 532-3100

Gloucester District Court
Court Jurisdiction: Essex, Gloucester, Rockport
197 Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-2620