Our mission is to provide high quality representation
to our clients, fulfilling the governmental obligation of effective assistance
of counsel, fundamental fairness and due process. Our goal is to provide
client-centered advice, holistic representation and zealous advocacy. Our
commitment is to treat our clients with dignity, compassion and fairness.
Mary S. McElroy, Public Defender
Matthew B. Toro, Deputy Public Defender
Patricia Platt, Executive Assistant
Mary-Anne Marold, Personnel Coordinator
Anne Amaral, Secretary to Administration
The administrative offices of the Public Defender are located at 160
Pine Street, in Providence. The Public Defender, Deputy Public Defender,
Executive Assistant, Personnel Coordinator and Secretary to Administration
comprise the upper management unit of the Office of the Public Defender.
All personnel, financial and operations functions are centralized.