Public Defender


Public Defender Board Chairman

David Malson


Chief Public Defender

Bryan E. Barrett


Purpose of Office: Provide quality representation of defendants in criminal cases when appointed by Rush County Courts.  Additionally, the Office of the Public Defender represents some persons in Child in Need of Services cases, Juvenile cases, and Child Support cases when appointed by Rush County Courts.

Contact Information

Rush County Courthouse
101 East Second Street, Room 315
Rushville, Indiana 46173

Phone: 765-932-4163


Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8 AM – 12 PM, 1 PM – 4 PM EST


Staff: Keitha Miller, Paralegal

Halle Ison, Paralegal

Primary duties of the Public Defender are to:

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