Public Defender's Office

Public Defender Robert J. Thompson has been licensed to practice law in Illinois since 1994. He has served the Public Defender’s Office since 1996 and became head of the department in 2004.

Additional Staff

Assistant Public Defender Doug Lathe has been licensed to practice law since 1984. He has served the Public Defender’s Office since 2005. Administrative Assistant Nikki Perez has been with the Public Defender's Office for 11 years.