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Whatcom County Public Defender
215 N. Commercial Street
Bellingham WA, 98225

Phone: (360) 676-6670

Fax (360) 738-4552

E-mail:  pubdef@

About the Public Defender


The Whatcom County Public Defender's office provides high quality legal representation as efficiently and economically as possible, while maintaining the confidence of our clients that they are receiving competent and skilled representation as mandated by RCW 36.26 and by the constitutions of the United States and the State of Washington.


Created in 1982 by constitutional mandate to provide indigent legal defense for:    

  • Felony, misdemeanor and probation violation charges against adults and  juveniles in Whatcom County Superior and District courts 
  • Parents in juvenile dependency matters
  • Involuntary mental and alcohol commitments