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Attorney Profiles

Attorneys in this office are assigned to a caseload consisting of both criminal cases and family law matters.  They are scheduled to appear with clients in the St. Lawrence County Court, Judicial Diversion Program, Supreme Court, Family Court, Support Court, Integrated Domestic Violence Court, Ogdensburg City Court and the Drug Treatment Court, the local criminal courts, and attend after hours criminal arraignments at the courts request.  

Amy L. Dona, Esq., Conflict Defender
Admitted to practice law in New York since 2004
Appointed as the Conflict Defender by the county's Board of Legislators since 2010; previously worked as an Assistant Conflict Defender in this office from 2004 until the appointment as the Department Head.  Manages a caseload of criminal and family matters, and handles the county's F.O.I.L. appeals.

Heather A. Dona, Esq., Assistant Conflict Defender
Admitted to practice law in New York since 2006
Employed as an Assistant C.D. since 2006 and represents assigned clients on criminal and family law matters. 

Jason Marx, Esq., Assistant Conflict Defender
Admitted to practice law in New York since 2010
Employed as an Assistant C.D. since 2021 and represents assigned clients on criminal and family law matters.  

James L. Monroe, Esq., Assistant Conflict Defender
Admitted to practice law in New York since 1992
Employed as an Assistant C.D. since 2021 and represents assigned clients on criminal matters. 

Margaret Green, Legal Secretary, Notary
Employed in this office since 2010.  Assists attorneys with daily tasks and preparation of legal documents; notarizes documents; coordinates schedules with courts; assists clients with matters related to their pending cases; assists the Department Head with payroll, billing, grants, and reporting for Indigent Legal Services. 

Patricia Frederick, Keyboard Specialist
Employed in this office since 2019.  Assists with case intake, scheduling and client notification;  processes client applications and court assignments; assists attorneys with daily tasks; tracks CAFA (Counsel at First Appearance); assists the Department Head with payroll, billing, and reporting for Indigent Legal Services.