Office of the Will County Public Defender
Joliet, IL
Criminal Division
58 E. Clinton, Suite 210
Joliet, IL 60432
Ph: (815) 727-8666
Juvenile Division
3202 W. McDonough Street
Joliet, IL 60431
Ph: (815) 730-7090


Samantha LaRowe Kerins


Samantha LaRowe Kerins originally hails from Hamburg, New York. She attended Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York where she graduated with Bachelors of Arts degrees in both Clinical Psychology and History. She then continued her education earning her Juris Doctorate in 2009 from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, MI. Ms. Kerins interned as a 7-11 legal student at the Will County Public Defender’s Office from January 2009 until her hire date of November 5, 2009, when she was admitted to the Illinois Bar.

Ms. Kerins was promoted to a felony court caseload in December 2016.