Public Defender’s Office

The Branch County Public Defender’s Office is the first full time Public Defender’s Office in Branch County.  The attorneys and staff are committed to providing excellent representation of indigent citizens charged with both Misdemeanors and Felonies in Branch County.  Our staff consists of full-time attorneys, contract attorneys, and private investigators who work together to provide the most complete and thorough representation.  We provide constitutionally guaranteed representation competently, effectively, efficiently, and ethically to all persons charged with a crime who cannot afford an attorney.  All individuals, regardless of economic condition, race, religion, or national origin are treated with dignity and respect.


Monday – Friday
8:30am – 5:00pm
Other times available by appointment

(517) 279-4338

300 Orleans Blvd.
Coldwater, Michigan 49036

Matthew L. Glaser, Chief Public Defender
Chris Vreeland, Deputy Chief Public Defender