Cook County Public Defender

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The Cook County Public Defender provides legal representation in the areas of felony and misdemeanor criminal cases, delinquency, abuse/neglect, some appeals, post-conviction and traffic (non-petty) cases throughout Cook County, Illinois, which includes Chicago. Currently, the Cook County Public Defender is Amy Campanelli.[1] It is the largest state public defender office in the United States.[citation needed]


  • Capital Case Coordinator
  • Child Protection
  • Felony Trial
  • Forensic Science
  • Homicide Task Force
  • Investigations
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Legal Resources (formerly Appeals and Post Conviction)
  • Multiple Defendant Division
  • Professional Development