The Public Defender Office provides legal services to indigent individuals who have cases pending in Saratoga County Courts.  This includes the following:

  • Criminal Court
  • Family Court
  • Parole
  • Appellate Court

APPLICATIONS
Criminal Court Application (revised July 2014)
Family Court Application (revised Aug. 2013)

LEGAL RESOURCES
Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Inc. – Offers free legal services in certain civil areas for low income individuals
New York State Defender’s Association – Not-for-profit organization providing support to public defense organizations
American Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
The Saratoga County Bar Association
The Legal Project – Provides pro bono services including uncontested divorce assistance and certain appeals


Contact Us
Public Defender, General Inquiries – Email

Andrew C. Blumenberg, Esq., Public Defender – Email

Joseph W. Hammer, Esq., First Assistant Public Defender – Email

John D. Leggett, Esq., Assistant Public Defender – Email

Yannick Clayton, Esq., Assistant Public Defender – Email

Michael McDonald, Esq., Assistant Public Defender – Email

James C. Davis, Esq., Assistant Public Defender – Email

Michael E. DiPresso, Esq., Assistant Public Defender – Email

Kimberly Kerwin, Esq., Assistant Public Defender – Email

Thomas McDougall, Esq., Assistant Public Defender – Email

William Nowak, Esq., Assistant Public Defender – Email

Elizabeth Parizh, Esq., Assistant Public Defender – Email

T. Gregory Dale, Esq., Assistant Pubic Defender – Email

Jeremy A. Guarino, Esq., Assistant Pubic Defender – Email

James B. Lesperance, Esq., Assistant Pubic Defender – Email

Jody O’Neill, Staff Social Worker – Email

40 McMaster Street Ballston Spa, N.Y. 12020
Phone: (518) 884-4795
FAX: (518) 884-4789
Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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