Conflict Administrator: Rick Ford (317) 920-9720Juvenile Administrator: Regina Tidwell (317) 924-3545Conflict Paralegal: Kandyce Highbaugh (317) 327-4509
The Conflict Panel was created to handle conflict cases for the Public Defender Agency. Although a part of the Agency, the Conflict Panel is administered by an outside attorney to insure its integrity.
The Conflict Division is assigned cases whenever there is a co-defendant of a Public Defender client or when an actual conflict arises between a PD or any party or witness in a case. Each major felony court has one contractual attorney assigned to represent co-defendants in Public Defender cases. The Misdemeanor/D Felony & Juvenile courts have a pool of contractual attorneys who are assigned cases on a rotational basis.
If you need to talk with your Conflict Attorney, call their office directly as they do not have offices within the Public Defender Agency. If you need to discuss your attorney assignment with a supervisor, contact the paralegals or the Conflict Supervisors listed above. Because the Agency cannot become directly involved in conflict cases, please do not call the Public Defender Agency to discuss matters about a conflict attorney or a conflict case.