Public Defender

If a person cannot afford legal counsel for criminal cases, the court often appoints a government-employed attorney called a public defender to represent him or her. A public defender's job is to handle all necessary tasks to provide competent defense for the client.

Contact Information
Karen S. Hendershot, Chief Public Defender                                                                      

Phone: (814) 623-8606
Fax: (814) 623-7679

The Public Defender's Office is located on the first floor of the Bedford County Courthouse.
200 South Juliana Street
Bedford, PA 15522