For More Information

If you need legal representation, you may call the numbers below, or the toll free number 1-877-430-5187, Monday through Friday during normal business hours.

Main Office
Vanita Taylor, Chief
300 North Gay Street - 2nd floor (headquarters)
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: 443-263-8939

Allegany County
242-A N. Mechanic Street
Cumberland, MD 21502
Fax: 301-777-2032

Baltimore City

Northern MD
Baltimore County

200 Washington Avenue - 3rd Fl.
Towson, MD 21204
Phone: 410-324-8905
Fax: 410-769-7882

Cecil County
District Court/Multi-Service Center
170 E. Main Street
Elkton, MD 21921
Phone: 410-996-2851
Fax: 410-996-2860

Western MD
Montgomery County
191 East Jefferson Street - 3rd Fl.
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 301-563-8919
Fax: 301-424-4156

Washington County
81 W. Washington Street, Suite A
Hagerstown, Md 21740
Fax: 301-739-8061

Southern MD
Prince George’s County
14753 Main Street
Upper Marlboro, MD 20770
Phone: 301-627-3300

Fax: 301-627-3320

Upper Eastern Shore
Talbot County

301 Bay Street, Suite 308
Easton, MD 21601
Fax: 410-763-9561

Lower Eastern Shore
Worcester County

101 W. Green Street
Snow Hill, MD 21863
Phone: 410-632-2471 ext. 320
Fax: 410-632-2939


Parental Defense Division

When the local Department of Social Services (DSS), thorough their Child Protective Services Unit (CPS), institutes court proceedings regarding abuse or neglect of a child by a parent or legal guardian, the Parental Defense Division’s staff attorneys or panel attorneys represent the parents/legal guardians.

The Office of the Public Defender provides legal representation through all of the stages of the Juvenile Court case. These stages may include:

  • Emergency Shelter Care Hearing
  • Adjudication Hearing
  • Disposition Hearing
  • Review of Placement Hearing
  • Permanency Planning Hearing
  • Court Ordered Mediation
  • Termination of Parental Rights
  • Guardianship Review Hearing