Ionia County Public Defender Office

Ionia County Public Defender Office created September 2018 to provide criminal defense to indigent Defendants charged with felonies and misdemeanors.  Office consists of Chief Public Defender and two Assistant Public Defenders, two paralegals, full time social worker and part time investigator.  

Sep 14, 2022
Full time
$54,873 - $67,158 yearly
Ionia County Public Defender Office 101 West Main, Ionia, MI 48846
Under the supervision of the Chief Public Defender, the Assistant Public Defender is responsible for assisting in the implementation, oversight and direction of the Public Defender Office. Also responsible for ensuring Ionia County meets all constitutional and legislative requirements as they pertain to indigent adult criminal offenders. Requirements: Juris Doctor Degree with a Certificate of Admittance to the State Bar of Michigan as evidence of continued good professional standing and authority to practice law throughout the state. Preference for prior criminal law experience, and trial experience involving felonies and misdemeanors. A valid vehicle operator’s license; regular, reliable and predictable attendance; comfortable with the daily use of technology; ability to perform without additional clerical support, if necessary.  Must maintain State Bar of Michigan Certificate of Admittance throughout employment with the county.