OFFICE OF PUBLIC DEFENDER


[photo, William Donald Schaefer Tower, 6 St. Paul St., Baltimore, Maryland] Paul B. DeWolfe, Jr., Public Defender

William Donald Schaefer Tower; Suite 1400, 6 St. Paul St., Baltimore, MD 21202 - 1608
(410) 767-8460; 1-877-430-5187 (toll free); fax: (410) 333-8496
web: www.opd.state.md.us/

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William Donald Schaefer Tower, 6 St. Paul St., Baltimore, Maryland, July 2003. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Appointed by Governor with Senate advice & consent to 3-year terms:
Michael A. Millemann, Esq., Chair (chosen by Board)
Roger A. Fairfax, Jr., Esq., 2013; Margaret A. Mead, Esq., 2015; Arthur Schneider, Esq., 2015; Victor M. Del Pino, 2016; Harry S. Johnson, Esq., 2016; Kevin B. Collins, Esq., 2018; Philip T. Cronan, Esq., 2018; Angela B. DiPietro, Esq., 2018; Andrew Radding, Esq., 2018; Thy Christine Pham, Esq., 2019; one vacancy.

Appointed by Senate President: James F. Farmer, Esq.

Appointed by House Speaker: Michael A. Millemann, Esq.

OFFICE OF PUBLIC DEFENDER

ADMINISTRATION
(C80B0001, formerly 22.02.00.01)
FY2016 appropriation: $6,735,931; authorized positions: 63
Paul B. DeWolfe, Jr., Public Defender (appointed by Board of Trustees to 6-year term), 2016
(410) 767-8479
e-mail: pdewolfe@opd.state.md.us

DEPUTY PUBLIC DEFENDER
Charles H. (Chip) Dorsey III, Esq., Deputy Public Defender (appointed by Public Defender) (410) 767-8474
e-mail: cdorsey@opd.state.md.us


[photo, 217 East Redwood St., Baltimore, Maryland]

217 East Redwood St., Baltimore, Maryland, August 2015. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


DISTRICT OPERATIONS
(C80B0002, formerly 22.02.00.02 & C80B0005, formerly 22.02.00.05)
FY2016 appropriation: $81,642,435; authorized positions:


[photo, Baltimore City Office of Public Defender (view from St. Paul Place), Baltimore, Maryland] JUVENILE COURT DIVISION
Melanie D. Shapiro, Chief Attorney (443) 263-6361
e-mail: baltcityjuvenile@opd.state.md.us

MISDEMEANOR TRIAL DIVISION
Valda G. Ricks, Esq., Chief Attorney (410) 347-1108
e-mail: vricks@opd.state.md.us

RECORDS MANAGEMENT
Lynn Y. Johnson, Supervisor (410) 333-4900, ext. 209
e-mail: ljohnson@opd.state.md.us

YOUTHFUL DEFENDANT UNIT
James A. Johnston, Supervising Attorney (410) 223-3748
e-mail: ydu@opd.state.md.us

Baltimore City Office of Public Defender (view from St. Paul Place), Baltimore, Maryland, January 2001. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


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