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The Federal Public Defender for the Central District of Illinois represents citizens accused of federal crimes in the Central District of Illinois who cannot afford to hire a lawyer.  Our office is appointed by the court to represent our clients.  Our office also represents individuals appealing their convictions in the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.  In this capacity, our office represents individuals appealing their convictions from any federal district within the Seventh Circuit upon appointment by the Court of Appeals.

We have three offices located in the Central District of Illinois.  General inquiries should be sent to the Federal Public Defender, Thomas W. Patton, at the Peoria address.  The contact information for all three of our offices is as follows:




Federal Public Defenderís Office
401 Main Street, Suite 1500
Peoria, IL 61602
Phone: (309) 671-7891
Fax: (309) 671-7898
Federal Public Defenderís Office
600 E. Adams St., 2nd Floor
Springfield, IL 62701
Phone: (217) 492-5070
Fax: (217) 492-5077
Federal Public Defenderís Office
300 W. Main Street
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 373-0666
Fax: (217) 373-0667

For inquires about the contents of this website, contact Assistant Federal Public Defender Johanna M. Christiansen at johanna_christiansen@fd.org

Email johanna_christiansen@fd.org with questions or comments about this web site.
Last modified: 08/22/14