Public Defender

Casey Bogner

Interim Chief Public Defender

Casey Bogner

Interim Chief Public Defender

Cayla Amsley

Assistant Public Defender

Shannon Barnett

Assistant Public Defender

Jeffery  Brown


Joseph Donegan

Assistant Public Defender

Joyce Gentry


Sarah Ikena

Assistant Public Defender

Nancy Mackley

Legal Secretary III

Ashley Myers

Legal Secretary II

Thomas Robins

Assistant Public Defender

Melissa  Santos

Legal Secretary I



The Public Defender is responsible for furnishing legal counsel to any person who, for lack of sufficient funds, is unable to obtain legal counsel in any situation where representation is constitutionally guaranteed. In general, a person is entitled to legal counsel whenever that individual's personal liberty is at stake. This would include capital crimes, misdemeanor and felony offenses, and summary offenses that carry a mandatory sentence of incarceration.

In Franklin County, eligibility for public defender services is based on federal poverty guidelines. Income, family financial responsibilities and the nature of the charges are all considered in determining qualification for legal representation by the public defender.

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Courthouse Annex
157 Lincoln Way East
Chambersburg, PA  17201
(717) 261-3863
Fax: (717) 261-3197
Hours: M - F, 8:30am - 4:30pm