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The Dexter Horton Building
710 Second Avenue, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98104

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Phone and email:
Phone: 206-296-7662 or Toll Free: 1-844-935-3534
Fax: 206-296-0587
TTY: 711 Relay Service

Staff: If you wish to contact a specific staff member, please see the King County Employee Directory.

Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


King County Courthouse
516 Third Avenue, Room E-820
Seattle, WA 98104

Maleng Regional Justice Center
401 Fourth Ave N, Room 1-B (1101)
Kent, WA 98032

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DPD has four divisions that provide legal services. Each division has an office in Seattle and in Kent. Here are the divisions' addresses:

ACA Division (Associated Counsel for the Accused)
    710 Second Avenue, Suite 700
    Seattle, WA 98104

And in Kent: 
    420 West Harrison, Suite 201
    Kent, WA  98032

ND Division (Northwest Defenders)
    710 Second Avenue, Suite 250
    Seattle, WA 98104

And in Kent: 
    420 West Harrison, Suite 102
     Kent, WA  98032

SCRAP Division (Society of Counsel Representing Accused Persons)
    1401 East Jefferson, Suite 200
    Seattle, WA 98122

And in Kent:
    420 West Harrison, Suite 101
    Kent, WA  98032

TDA Division (The Defenders Association)
    810 Third Ave, Suite 800
    Seattle, WA 98104

And in Kent:
    420 West Harrison, Suite 202
    Kent, WA  98032


ON-CALL ATTORNEY ADVICE | (206) 477-8899

The Department of Public Defense provides on-call attorney services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The service is available to anyone in custody or under investigation who is seeking the advice of an attorney. It is also available to a police agency seeking the involvement of counsel (e.g., DUI investigations, suspects in need of representation for a lineup, or other situations where defense counsel is required or helpful).



Lorinda Youngcourt

King County Public Defender
Lorinda Youngcourt

Read her biography.

If you'd like to invite Lorinda or someone else from the Department of Public Defense to speak to your organization, please send your request to DPD at