1550 Irving Street SW
Tumwater, WA 98512
Reception: (360) 754-4897
Fax: (360) 754-4469
Daryl A. Rodrigues
The Office of Assigned Counsel is responsible for providing defense attorney services for indigent people appearing before District Court, Juvenile Court, or Superior Court.
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the
right . . . to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense.
U. S. Constitution, Amendment VI
In criminal prosecutions the accused shall have the right to
appear and defend in person, or by counsel...
Washington State Constitution, Article I, Section XXII
The Thurston County Office of Assigned Counsel (OAC) carries out the guarantee of the Constitution that all people accused of crimes who are unable to afford a lawyer will receive effective legal representation. All OAC lawyers are members of the Washington State Bar Association, and are required to follow the Rules of Professional Conduct and maintain the integrity of their attorney-client relationships. All OAC lawyers and staff are required to maintain client confidentiality, and to represent the office professionally in all dealings. Everyone at OAC is expected to treat every client with courtesy, dignity and respect, regardless of the case or circumstances.
We, the employees of the Office of Assigned Counsel, will protect and defend the rights of our clients through zealous, conscientious, and compassionate legal advocacy.