Auglaize County Public Defender

Public Defender

Public Defender

Nick A. Catania, Public Defender
201 South Willipe Street, Suite 014
P.O. Box 180
Wapakoneta, OH 45895
Phone: 419-739-6796
Fax: 419-739-6797

For any questions please email Mandy Crowell at mcrowell@auglaizecounty.org.

Duties of the Public Defender

The Auglaize County Public Defender’s Office is responsible for providing legal representation to indigent persons charged with criminal offenses within the Auglaize County court system. This includes the Common Pleas Court (Criminal Division), Municipal Court, Juvenile Court and Domestic Relations Court (Contempt of Court). Potential clients must complete a Financial Disclosure/Affidavit of Indigency form for determination of eligibility.

History/Staff

Attorney Nick A. Catania is the fourth Public Defender in Auglaize County’s history, having been appointed to that position by the Auglaize County Public Defender Commission on July 22, 2021.

The Public Defender’s Office currently works with a staff of one Deputy Public Defender, Attorney Rob C. Wiesenmayer, II, an Office Manager/Paralegal, Mandy Crowell, a Legal Secretary, Paula Yahl and a Receptionist Kaitlan Jones.  Additionally, the Public Defender’s Office is assisted from time to time by interns from area law schools, paralegal, high school and community programs.

Auglaize County Public Defender Commission Meeting Dates

Date/Time:    
Quarterly in February, May, August and November on the third Wednesday of the month at 8:30 a.m.
Location:    
110 W. Mechanic St, Wapakoneta, Ohio 45895

*Date and location subject to change.

Attachment Size
Public Defender Application Form 1.78 MB

Public Defender

Public Defender

Nick A. Catania, Public Defender
201 South Willipe Street, Suite 014
P.O. Box 180
Wapakoneta, OH 45895
Phone: 419-739-6796
Fax: 419-739-6797

For any questions please email Mandy Crowell at mcrowell@auglaizecounty.org.

Duties of the Public Defender

The Auglaize County Public Defender’s Office is responsible for providing legal representation to indigent persons charged with criminal offenses within the Auglaize County court system. This includes the Common Pleas Court (Criminal Division), Municipal Court, Juvenile Court and Domestic Relations Court (Contempt of Court). Potential clients must complete a Financial Disclosure/Affidavit of Indigency form for determination of eligibility.

History/Staff

Attorney Nick A. Catania is the fourth Public Defender in Auglaize County’s history, having been appointed to that position by the Auglaize County Public Defender Commission on July 22, 2021.

The Public Defender’s Office currently works with a staff of one Deputy Public Defender, Attorney Rob C. Wiesenmayer, II, an Office Manager/Paralegal, Mandy Crowell, a Legal Secretary, Paula Yahl and a Receptionist Kaitlan Jones.  Additionally, the Public Defender’s Office is assisted from time to time by interns from area law schools, paralegal, high school and community programs.

Auglaize County Public Defender Commission Meeting Dates

Date/Time:    
Quarterly in February, May, August and November on the third Wednesday of the month at 8:30 a.m.
Location:    
110 W. Mechanic St, Wapakoneta, Ohio 45895

*Date and location subject to change.

Attachment Size
Public Defender Application Form 1.78 MB