The Office of Indigent Defense Services is pleased to announce Christopher Sadler has been named as research director. Christopher holds master’s degrees in both Public Administration and Applied Econometrics. Prior to his role as research director for the Office of Indigent Defense Services, he served as the research associate for the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission where he worked along side Research Director Dr. Jonah Siegel analyzing data and developing recommendations aimed at statewide reform. Throughout his career in public service, Christopher has developed an interest in the design and application of public sector incentives. You can contact Christopher at