Jonathan Sacks

A career public defender, Jonathan Sacks is the first Executive Director of the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission.  Jonathan first represented clients as a trial level public defender in Philadelphia, where he served in the major trials unit and as a felony trial supervisor for the Defender Association.  Then, in Michigan, Jonathan represented clients at the State Appellate Defender Office and served as the Deputy Director for eight years.  He set up successful units there to focus on social worker sentencing assistance for clients and a response to the closure of the Detroit Crime Lab for unreliable evidence.  Jonathan was appointed by the MIDC pursuant to MCL §780.989(c) and began his work in February of 2015.