Public Defender:

Public Defender


The Office of the Public Defender provides quality legal representation for defendants in criminal, juvenile and mental health matters, who can not afford an attorney or who, pursuant to the Illinois State Constitution, are entitled to legal representation.  The Public Defender does not represent individuals in civil matters, other than mental health matters, and does not represent individuals involved in child support or contempt cases.  The Public Defender is not a "free attorney."  Convicted defendants, who are found able to do so, are required to pay a fee to the Public Defender, pursuant to Illinois 14th Judicial Circuit Court Rule 18.  These monies are referred to as Rule 18 Fees.

Records on file with the Public Defender are copies of documents already contained in a defendant's criminal or juvenile file or are privileged by the attorney-client relationship.  Adult criminal files are available for inspection through the Office of the Circuit Clerk.  Juvenile files are closed to the general public.


Public Defender:
Hany Khoury

Assistant Public Defender's:
Rebecca Klein
Kelvin McCabe
Lizandra Gomez
Michael Wassell
Thomas Welte
Tiffany Davison
Millicent Hoffman

Juvenile Cases:
Pamela A. Kleinau, Assistant Public Defender

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Hany Khoury- Public Defender
Rock Island County Office Building (map ExternalLink.gif)
Second Floor - 1504 Third Avenue, Rock Island IL 61201-8624
Phone: (309) 558-3530      Fax: (309) 786-9479      Hours: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM - Monday thru Friday