Pennsylvania Department of Corrections

Office of Chief Counsel

The Office of Chief Counsel gives legal advice and legal services to the Department of Corrections. It reports to the Governor’s Office of General Counsel.

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Tim Holmes, Chief Counsel | 717.728.7763

Service Regarding State Matters

Pursuant to Pa.R.Civ.P. 402(b), we agree to waive the in-person service requirement and accept service via email at If you have any questions, please email the same account and someone will try to get back to you.


Individuals sending correspondence to the Chief Counsel, Deputy Chief Counsels and Assistant Counsels of the Chief Counsel Office should use the following address:

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
Office of the Chief Counsel
1920 Technology Parkway
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050