Nick A. Catania, Public Defender
201 South Willipe Street, Suite 014
P.O. Box 180
Wapakoneta, OH 45895
For any questions please email Mandy Crowell at firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 two Deputy Public Defenders, Attorney Rob C. Wiesenmayer, II, and James F. Hearn, Jr., 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
Quarterly in February, May, August and November on the third Wednesday of the month at 8:30 a.m.
110 W. Mechanic St, Wapakoneta, Ohio 45895
*Date and location subject to change.