The Commission

The Ohio Public Defender Commission is a nine-member board appointed by the Ohio governor and the Supreme Court of Ohio for the purpose of overseeing the Office of the Ohio Public Defender. Commission members are generally practicing attorneys with experience in providing representation in criminal matters to indigent persons. The Commission meets at least quarterly, and may meet at other times pursuant to the call of the chairman or state public defender. If you have any questions regarding the Ohio Public Defender Commission, please contact Terri Wilson.

Commission’s Next Meeting Date
Date:  Thursday, June 29, 2017
Time:  8:30 a.m.
Location:  Hyatt Regency at the Arcade
            420 Superior Avenue East, Cleveland

William Creedon - Chairman

Scott Scriven LLP
250 E. Broad St., Suite 900, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Occupation: Attorney
Governor appointment
Term: 6/9/2016 - 1/12/2020

Mary Amos Augsburger

Ohio State Bar Association
1700 Lake Shore Dr., Columbus, Ohio 43204
Occupation: Attorney
Supreme Court of Ohio appointment
Term: 6/24/2016 - 1/12/2019

John P. Curp

Blank Rome LLP
1700 PNC Center, 201 East Fifth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202
Occupation: Attorney
Governor appointment
Term: 2/2/2017 – 1/12/2021

Carmen V. Roberto

Niekamp, Weisenell, Mutersbaugh & Mastrantonio LLP
The Nantucket Building, 3rd Floor, 23 S. Main St., Akron, Ohio 44308
Occupation: Attorney
Supreme Court of Ohio appointment
Term: 1/13/2015 - 1/12/2019

Gabriella Celeste

Case Western Reserve University, Schubert Center for Child Studies
10900 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7179
Occupation: Policy Director & Adjunct Assistant Professor
Governor appointment
Term: 1/15/2015 - 1/12/2019

David Doughten

4403 St. Clair Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44103-1125
Occupation: Attorney
Supreme Court of Ohio appointment
1/13/2017 - 1/12/2021

Roger M. Synenberg

55 Public Square, Suite 1331, Cleveland, Ohio 44113
Occupation: Attorney
Governor appointment
Term: 3/9/2016 - 1/12/2018


R. Robert Umholtz

Geauga County Public Defender Office
211 Main St., Chardon, Ohio 44024
Occupation: Attorney
Supreme Court of Ohio appointment
Term: 1/13/2014 - 1/12/2018

OFFICE OF THE OHIO PUBLIC DEFENDER

  250 EAST BROAD STREET
SUITE 1400
COLUMBUS, OHIO 43215
(614) 466-5394
(800) 686-1573