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Contacting the Henry County Public Defender

Henry County has two full time Public Defenders and two paralegals. James J. Cosby is the Chief Public Defender of Henry County and Lance E. Camp is the First Assistant Public Defender.  They can be reached at the following location.

Public Defender's Office
Henry County Courthouse
307 West Center Street
Cambridge IL 61238
Phone: 309-937-3531


Attorneys Matt Paulson and Carrie Clark are part-time public defenders handling criminal felonies, conflict cases and juvenile matters. They also run private practices at the following locations and can be retained privately for civil, family and criminal matters.

Matt Paulson                                                                                        Carrie Clark
Paulson & Vandersnick                                                                        Clark Legal, LLC
4709 - 44th St., Ste 1                                                                           620 - 17th Street
Rock Island, IL 61201                                                                         Moline, IL 61265
Phone: 309-558-0774                                                                           Phone: 309-722-4141
Email:                                                                 Email:

Attorney William Breedlove is the Guardian ad Litem for Henry County.  He also runs a private practice at the following location and can be retained privately for civil, family and criminal matters.      


William Breedlove
Breedlove Legal, LLC
2103 - 16th Street
Moline, IL 61265
Phone: 309-517-0704

Henry County Public Defender

Henry County Public Defender 

James Cosby 

Phone: 309-937-3531  
Fax:  309-937-3533  



307 West Center Street
Cambridge, IL   61238
Office Hours:      
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday - Friday