Court/Court Related Offices
YORK COUNTY OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC DEFENDER
General Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Bruce P. Blocher
Chief Public Defender
Clasina B. Houtman
45 North George Street, York, PA 17401
Phone : 717-771-9217
Welcome to the York County Public Defender's Office. At present, the office is staffed by one Chief Public Defender, one First Assistant Public Defender, one Chief Deputy Public Defender, 4 Senior Assistant Public Defenders and 16 Assistant Public Defenders.
Chief Public Defender Bruce P. Blocher has worked for the Public Defender's Office for 24 years spanning 4 decades. Appointed to the post of Chief Public Defender by the York County Commissioners in 1996, Attorney Blocher has spent the last 14 years tirelessly working to provide representation to indigent defendants. Chief Public Defender Blocher received his undergraduate degree from The Pennsylvania State University and his law degree from Oklahoma City University.
Hours to interview for a Public Defender vary, please view the “How to Apply” page for more details.
York County Public Defender's
|Adult Unit||Juvenile Unit|
|Bruce P. Blocher, Chief||Raymond J. Ortwein- Senior|
|Clasina B. Houtman - First Assistant||Traci L. McPate|
|Erin S. Thompson - Deputy Chief||Kristin D. Bellan|
|James B. Rader - Deputy Chief|
|Ronald W. Jackson - Senior|
|Connor C. Tarr|
|Rebecca E. Coy|
|Catherine G. Himes|
|Alice B. Richards||Specialty Units|
|Alisa N. Livaditis||Anthony J. Tambourino - Appellate Unit|
Katy S. Nixon
|Angela L. Fox-Holtzapple - Treatment Courts|
|R. Bradley Peiffer|
|Tara A. Matcuk|