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500 E. San Antonio
Suite 501
El Paso, Texas 79901
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Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

Phone (915) 546-8185
Fax (915) 546-8186
publicdefender@epcounty.com

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If you have the money to hire a lawyer you can search the internet or the phone directory for a list of lawyers, you can ask someone who you know has used a lawyer or you can contact the Attorney Referral Service from El Paso Bar Association (reference at the bottom of the page).

If you cannot afford to hire a lawyer you can apply for a Court Appointed Lawyer at these County Offices, depending on the type of case you need help with:

Criminal Cases

Felony Cases (State Court)
Indigent Defense
601 E. Overland
El Paso, Texas 79901
(915) 546-2077

Misdemeanor Cases (State Court)
County Court Administration
500 E. San Antonio, Suite 405
El Paso, Texas 79901
(915) 546-2093

Felony or Misdemeanor Cases (Federal Court)
Federal Public Defender’s Office
700 E. San Antonio, Suite 401
El Paso, Texas 79901
(915) 534-6525

Juvenile Cases
(Persons accused of Class A and B Misdemeanors or Felony offenses between 10 and 16 years of age for new offenses or 17 years of age for juvenile probation violations)
Intake Section
El Paso County Juvenile Probation Department
6400 Delta Drive
El Paso, Texas 79905
(915) 849-2500


Immigration Cases
Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services, Inc.
2400 E. Yandell Drive
El Paso, Texas 79903
(915) 532-3975

Family Law (Divorces, Child Custody, Child Support)
Texas Rural Legal Aid
1331 Texas
El Paso, Texas 79901
(915) 585-5100

El Paso County Domestic Relations Office
500 E. San Antonio, Suite LL108
El Paso, Texas 79901
(915) 834-8200

Texas Attorney General
Child Support Division
Central/West El Paso
6090 Surety, Suite 218
El Paso, Texas 79905
(915) 772-0385

East Side Branch
1540 N. Zaragoza
El Paso, Texas 79936
(915) 855-3540

Protective Orders (Family Violence)
El Paso County Attorney
500 E. San Antonio, Suite
El Paso, Texas 79901
(915) 546-2050

Probate (Wills)
Texas Rural Legal Aid
1331 Texas
El Paso, Texas 79901
(915) 585-5100
Civil Cases (Housing Authority Eviction)
Texas Rural Legal Aid
1331 Texas
El Paso, Texas 79901
(915) 585-5100

For any type of case, you can also contact:
El Paso Bar Association
Attorney Referral Service
500 E. San Antonio, Suite LL115
El Paso, Texas 79901
(915) 532-7052