FAQ

Where is the Public Defender's Office located ?

The "main" Office site of the Chautauqua County Public Defender's office is located at the following address:

Public Defender, Chautauqua County, Hall R. Clothier Building, 1st Floor, Room 106, 7 North Erie Street, Mayville, NY  14757

A new additional Public Defender's office is now open and is located at the following address:  

Chautauqua County Public Defender Office, Lynn Development Building, 300 E. 3rd Street, Suite 211, Jamestown, NY 14701 Phone # 716-661-8880.   

The Friday morning open interviews are still located at the Jamestown City Court Building,  200 East Third Street, Jamestown NY from 9:00 am - 12;00pm as in the past. We now have additional interviews hours at the Public Defender office in the Lynn Development Building as well.    Please click on the following link for the new updated dates and times for Public Defender Interviews in Jamestown, NY. Should you have any questions please feel free to call the Public Defender main office in Mayville, NY at (716) 753-4376 or the new Jamestown office at (716) 661-8880. 

Can you choose your public defender?

It is up to the Public Defender's Office to assign an attorney.   Each court has an assigned Public Defender specified by the office.  It is highly un-likely that the public defender's office will decide to change attorneys internally upon request.  Should a conflict occur in regards to the defendant, the court will assign an outside attorney to represent the client.  This process is carried out upon notification from the Public Defender's Office that a conflict does indeed exist.