Public Defender

Public Defender

Hours

8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday

Phone

402-563-4961

Fax

402-563-4962

Address

2610 14th Street
Columbus, NE 68601

Email

defender@plattene.us

Location

The Platte County Public Defender's Office is located on the second floor of the Courthouse.

Timothy P. Matas

Public Defender

Kaz C. Long

Deputy Public Defender

Reva Muhle

Office Manager

Lindsay Meister

Paralegal

The office of the Public Defender is elected by voters every 4 years.  Mr. Matas has held this position since 2010.

The mission of the Platte County Public Defender’s Office is to provide quality legal services and to advocate zealously on behalf of our clients. The Public Defender’s Office is responsible for representing individuals whom the Court has deemed indigent, who are involved in a variety of criminal matters, including felonies, misdemeanors, child support, paternity, mental health hearings and appeals to the Nebraska Court of Appeals and Nebraska Supreme Court.