Public Defender

Public Defender

Genesee County Courts Facility
One West Main Street
Batavia, NY 14020

(585) 815-7815
Fax: (585) 344-8553

It is our mission to advocate with a broad vision of public defense work, to view clients not as "cases," but as whole people: caring parents, hard workers, recent immigrants, native New Yorkers, and students with hope for the future. We are committed to working with our clients, their families, and their communities to address the critical issues that circumscribe their lives, whether defending a client's liberty; connecting them to mental health services for the first time; or encouraging individuals to engage in the civic life of their community.


  New York State

National Legal Aid
and Defender

New York State
Unified Court System

Accepting Student
Intern Applications

We are always reviewing and considering these applications throughout the year.
Interested students can send a cover letter and resume to Jerry Ader's attention at