Public Defender Information

The Court can appoint a public defender to you if you are not able to afford to retain an attorney. At a criminal arraignment you will be offered the option for a court appointed public defender if you enter a plea of not guilty. You will be requested to complete the Public Defender Application to ensure that you’re not financially able to afford your own counsel.

Dayton Justice Court currently utilizes the following:

Public Defender


Law Offices of Kenneth V. Ward


15 W. Main St
Dayton NV 89403
Phone (775) 246-7721
Fax (775) 246-7901

Ken Ward and his Associate, Aaron Mouritsen, meet with their clients every Monday at 5:00 pm at the office located at the address above. You will be notified of the day and time for your appointment during your arraignment.  If you are unable to meet them at this time, please contact them directly at the above number to coordinate a new appointment time.

You may also obtain legal advice from Nevada Legal Services for any questions or concerns, since our clerks are prohibited from offering legal advice.