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Public Defender

Public Defender's Office

Public Defender

Scott N. Fierro

Asst. Public Defenders - Criminal Division
John E. Schwenkler
Michael L. Arcesi
Peter F. Finnerty
Christopher G. Quinlan
Christopher J. Ferratella
Casimir J. Klepacz, III

Jim A. Kain
Michael J. Canali

163 Lake Street
PO Box 588
Elmira, NY 14901

Phone: (607) 737-2969
Fax: (607) 737-2853

Office Hours
Monday - Friday 8:30AM - 4:30PM

The Public Defender's Office represents indigent persons in criminal and family court matters in Chemung County. 

If a court has assigned the Public Defender to represent you, please contact the office as soon as possible to schedule a conference with the appropriate attorney: 

Ashland – Judge Tuttle –                          Fierro
Baldwin – Judge Frock –                          Arcesi
Big Flats – Judge Hart –                          
Big Flats – Judge Hess –                          Northrup
Catlin – Judge Edwards –                         Northrup
Chemung County Court – Judge Baker – Fierro
Chemung County Court – Judge Rich –   Schwenkler
Elmira City Court – Judge Campanella – 
Elmira City Court – Judge Forrest –          Stutzman
Elmira Heights – Judge Hauptman –        Northrup
Elmira Town – Judge DeFilippo –             Ferratella
Elmira Town – Judge Woodhouse –         Northrup
Erin – Judge Woolever –                          Schwenkler
Family Court – Judge Rich –                    Schwenkler
Family Court – Judges Tarantelli, Baker – Arcesi
Horseheads Town – Judges Pautz, Banfield – Ferratella
Horseheads Village – Judge Brockway –  Northrup
Horseheads Village – Judge Tarantelli –   Ferratella
Southport – Judge Holly –                         Ferratella
Southport – Judge Milford –                      Northrup
Van Etten – Judge Wiiki –                         Schwenkler
Veteran – Judge Brooks –                         Ferratella
Veteran – Judge Roller –                           Ferratella
Wellsburg – Judge Holly –                         Fierro

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Chemung County
203 Lake Street
Elmira, NY 14901

County Executive Thomas J. Santulli