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Public Defender

The Floyd County Public Defender's office will vigorously pursue equal justice by providing quality legal representation in an effective, efficient manner to indigent people of Floyd County, Indiana, in all proceedings where the right to counsel has been established by law. The Public Defender's office will provide a professional work environment and maintain a culture of respect for clients, staff, and the judicial process.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I know who my Public Defender is?

    If the Public Defender’s Office is appointed to your case at your initial hearing or first court date your case will then be referred to the Public Defender’s Office. Your file is then referred to the Public Defender’s Office. The Public Defender’s Office will then assign your case to one of the Public Defenders. This process usually takes 4 or 5 days. You may call the Office of the Public Defender for information regarding which Public Defender has been assigned to your case and what time your hearing is scheduled.

  • How do I know what time I am to appear in Court?

    Once you know who your public defender is, you may contact his/her office and ask for the time of your court hearing. If you are not able to reach your attorney or his office staff you may call the Public Defender’s Office for that information.

  • How do I contact my Public Defender?

    Once you know who your public defender is, you may contact him/her via telephone, mail, or e-mail (if available). Please refrain from sending emails discussing the details of your case. Confidential communication with your attorney should be in person.

    Please understand our public defenders spend a lot of time in the courtroom and may not be available to return you calls right away. Leave a detailed message with his/her office or his/her voicemail with a case number and contact phone number.

    NOTE: If you have an emergency, and only in the event of an emergency, and you can’t make it to your court date: and you can’t reach either your attorney of the Public Defender’s Office, you should contact the court directly.

  • Tips and General Information

    Do not discuss your case with anyone other than your attorney. Inmates are looking for opportunities to provide information to the prosecution to help their own cases. Be aware that this is not a secure website, therefore, DO NOT write to your attorney and discuss the details of your case via e-mail. Confidential communication with your attorney should be in person.

    Do not write letters to the prosecutor or the judge about your case. They oftentimes will become evidence against you at trial.

    Do not speak to or give statements to the police about your case. If you decide to cooperate with the authorities, it should be after you and your attorney have determined that providing information to the police is in your best interests. The agreement between the parties concerning your cooperation should be in writing. Do not try to represent yourself in this regard.

    Do not contact State's witnesses either directly or indirectly. If you do, it will be communicated to the trier of fact (either the judge or jury) and appear as though you are trying to influence their testimony.

    If you have made a bond, call your attorney as soon as possible to discuss your case and receive further instructions about how to proceed.

    If you're incarcerated, your attorney will meet with you as time allows and/or when there is information to provide you.

    You have a right to a speedy trial but you must affirmatively exercise that right. If you wish to have a speedy trial you should communicate that to your attorney as soon as possible.

    Be prepared to maximize your time with your attorney during the visit. You need to help in your own defense. If you have witnesses, be sure to have their names and a way to contact them available. Give this information to your lawyer.

    You are entitled to have information about your case which your attorney can provide. However, your attorney's job doesn't include visiting you in jail to keep you company. He/She will make personal contact when they have important information to share or need to work with you in trial preparation.

    If you are incarcerated, your attorney will not accept or collect calls from you. If you have a phone card and your call is not accepted it is usually because the attorney is not available.

    If you receive a Target Subpoena from a local or federal grand jury, you should not agree to appear and testify unless you have discussed it with an attorney first.

    If you have a complaint about the manner in which your case is being handled by this office, direct a written complaint to the Office of the Chief Public Defender and your concerns will be addressed.

Office Staff

Matthew W. Lorch

Matthew W. Lorch

Chief Public Defender

Phone: (812) 981-0350
Mobile Phone: (502) 509-6336
Fax: (812) 981-0352

mlorch@floydcounty.in.gov

311 Hauss Square, Room B-30
New Albany, IN 47150

Janice Glotzbach

Office Administrator

Phone: (812) 981-0350

jglotzbach@floydcounty.in.gov

William Allen

Deputy Public Defender

Phone: (812) 941-8550

ballenlaw@yahoo.com

311 Hauss Square Room B-30
New Albany, IN 47150

Evan C. Bardach

Deputy Public Defender

Phone: (502) 419-6188

ebardach@ginglelaw.com

699 Hillview Drive
Corydon, IN 47112

William Gray

Deputy Public Defender

Phone: (812) 283-4470
Fax: (888) 477-0575

williamgray@williamgraylaw.com

224 East Court Ave
Jeffersonville, IN 47130

James F. Guilfoyle

Deputy Public Defender


Mobile Phone: (502) 208-9704

jfg@inkylegal.com

311 Hauss Square, Room B-30
New Albany, IN 47150

Christopher Hoerter

Deputy Public Defender

Phone: (502) 584-8583
Mobile Phone: (502) 584-1826

Cjr.hoerter@gmail.com

1009 South Fourth Street
Louisville, KY 40203

Nathan B. Masingo

Deputy Public Defender

Phone: (812) 288-6283

nathan@masingolaw.com

224 E. Court Ave
Jeffersonville, IN 47130

William Perry McCall III

Deputy Public Defender

Phone: (812) 282-9000
Fax: (812) 282-3651

332 Spring Street
Jeffersonville, IN 47130

J. Bart McMahon

Deputy Public Defender

Phone: (502) 589-4713
Fax: (502) 584-0656

jbartmc@mac.com

119 South Seventh Street, Fourth Floor
Louisville, KY 40202

David Mosley

Deputy Public Defender

Phone: (812) 282-9000
Fax: (812) 282-3651

elbattur@mail.com

322 Spring Street
Jeffersonville, IN 47130

Benjamin Read

Deputy Public Defender

Phone: (812) 218-0068

benjaminread78@gmail.com

411 East 7th Street
Jeffersonville, IN 47130

C. Richard Rush

Deputy Public Defender

Phone: (812) 945-6999

c.richardrush@gmail.com

211 East Market Street
New Albany, IN 47150

P. Michael Summers

Deputy Public Defender

Phone: (502) 741-3703

pmichaelsummers@gmail.com

201 West Main Street
New Albany, IN 47150

S. Coy Travis

Deputy Public Defender

Phone: (812) 670-5271
Mobile Phone: (812) 497-8409

coy@coytravislaw.com

211 East Market Street
New Albany, IN 47150

Dustin White

Deputy Public Defender


Mobile Phone: (812) 987-4257

224 East Court Avenue
Jeffersonville, IN 47130

Stephanie Wimbish

Receptionist/Office Assistant

swimbish@floydcounty.in.gov

Aletha Goodman

Administrative Assistant

agoodman@floydcounty.in.gov

Lacey Boykin

Office Clerk

lboykin@floydcounty.in.gov