Public Defender

The mission of the Washington County Public Defender’s Office is to zealously protect and defend the rights of our clients though effective and efficient legal representation of the highest quality in the pursuit of a fair and unbiased system of justice for all.



Michael J. Mercure - Public Defender

Dustin J. Bruhns, Supervising Assistant Public Defender

Taylor M. Boucher, Assistant Public Defender

Elizabeth A. Connolly, Assistant Public Defender

Taalib T. Horton, Assistant Public Defender 

Barry J. Jones, Supervising Assistant Public Defender

Matthew A. McKeighan, Assistant Public Defender

Kevin D. Bardin, Assistant Public Defender 

Michael S. Martin, Assistant Public Defender 

Practice Areas

Criminal Division                                  Family Division                                      Parole Division