Concerns With Your Public Defender

If you have a concern with your public defender that they are unable to address, the most direct way to express your concern is to that person’s supervisor. The entries below can help you find the contact information for that supervisor.


Most public defenders in the trial division are supervised by a Directing Attorney that leads the office in which they work. You can find the name and contact information for the Directing Attorney of each office at our Find a DPA Office page.

When Directing Attorneys are not able to address your concerns, please contact the Regional Manager that supervises that area. Those managers are listed below. 

Bluegrass Region Region Manager: Chris Tracy can be reached by email or by phone at 833-246-2906

  • Cynthiana: Harrison, Nicholas, Pendleton & Robertson Counties
  • Frankfort: Franklin County
  • Georgetown: Bourbon, Scott & Woodford Counties
  • LaGrange: Henry, Oldham & Trimble
  • Lexington North: Fayette
  • Lexington South: Fayette
  • Shelby: Anderson, Shelby & Spencer

Central Regional Manager: James Rhorer can be reached by email or by phone at 833-254-2458

  • Bowling Green: Allen, Butler, Edmonson, Simpson & Warren Counties
  • Bullitt: Bullitt & Nelson Counties 
  • Elizabethtown: Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, LaRue & Meade Counties
  • Glasgow: Barren, Hart, Metcalfe & Monroe Counties
  • Owensboro: Daviess, Hancock & Ohio Counties

Eastern Regional Manager: Traci Hancock can be reached by email or by phone at 606-330-2050

  • Bell: Bell County
  • Harlan: Harlan County
  • Hazard: Knott, Letcher & Perry Counties
  • London: Clay, Knot, Laurel, Leslie & Whitley Counties
  • Pikeville: Pike County 
  • Prestonsburg: Floyd, Johnson, Magoffin & Martin Counties 

Northern Regional Manager: Brian Hewlett can be reached by email​ or by phone at 833-385-6052

  • Boone: Boone, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant & Owen Counties
  • Boyd: Boyd, Carter, Greenup, Lawrence & Lewis Counties
  • Covington: Kenton County
  • Maysville: Bracken, Fleming & Mason Counties
  • Morehead: Bath, Elliott, Menife, Montgomery, Morgan & Rowan Counties
  • Newport: Campbell County

Southern Regional Manager: Shanda West-Stiles can be reached by email​ or by phone at 833-254-2467

  • Columbia: Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Marion, Taylor & Washington Counties
  • Danville: Boyle, Lincoln & Mercer Counties
  • Nicholasville: Gerrard & Jessamine Counties
  • Richmond: Clark, Jackson & Madison Counties
  • Somerset: McCreary, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Russell & Wayne Counties
  • Stanton: Breathitt, Estill, Lee, Owsley, Powell & Wolfe Counties 

Western Regional Manager: James Chamberlain can be reached by email or by phone at 502-564-4790

  • Henderson: Crittenden, Henderson, Union & Webster Counties
  • Hopkinsville: Caldwell, Christian, Logan, Lyon, Todd & Trigg Counties
  • Madisonville: Hopkins, McLean & Muhlenberg Counties
  • Murray: Calloway, Graves & Marshall Counties
  • Paducah: Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton, Hickman, Livingston & McCracken Counties

If the Regional Manager does not adequately address your concerns or questions, please contact Jennifer Morrow at the Office of the Trial Division Director by email or phone: 502-782-3543. 


If your attorney is helping you with an appeal or a post-conviction, you should first speak with the Supervisor or Manager of the office where your attorney works. This person may be able to address your issues or concerns. Those managers and supervisors have their contact information listed at the Post-Trial Division page. If the attorney supervisor cannot answer your concern you can contact the Post Conviction Branch Manager or Appeals Branch Manager. If the Branch Manager cannot answer your question, email the Division Director.