Providing zealous, effective, ethical representation

to indigent people accused of crimes.

 

 

 

 

Our Mission

The Georgia Public Defender Council is an independent agency within the executive branch of the state government of Georgia. Our mission is to ensure, independently of political considerations or private interests, that each client whose cause has been entrusted to a circuit public defender receives zealous, adequate, effective, timely, and ethical legal representation, consistent with the guarantees of the Constitution of the State of Georgia, the Constitution of the United States and the mandates of the Georgia Indigent Defense Act of 2003; to provide all such legal services in a cost efficient manner; and to conduct that representation in such a way that the criminal justice system operates effectively to achieve justice.

[Reference: O.C.G.A. § 17-12-1 (c), Georgia Indigent Defense Act of 2003]

Defending Everyone's Rights One Person at a Time

 

Contact Divisions

Central Office

104 Marietta St NW #400
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 795-2440
Toll Free: (800) 676-4432

Send Open Records Requests to: 

OpenRecords@gapublicdefender.org

Send Requests for Employment Verification to:

hr-request@gapublicdefender.org

Appellate Division

104 Marietta St NW #600
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 739-5151

Office of the Capital Defender

104 Marietta St NW #600
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 739-5151

Office of the Mental Health Advocate

104 Marietta St NW #200
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404)795-2440

State Level Services

104 Marietta St NW #200
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 795-2440

Grants Division

104 Marietta St NW #400
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 795-2504

External Public Resources

Georgia Judicial Gateway

http://georgiacourts.gov/

(This Portal is provided to enable Citizens and Court Professionals to access Vital Judicial Services throughout the State of Georgia and is not maintained by GPDC)

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GPDC Investigators Attend Component Method of Crim Def Investigation Training

GPDC Investigators Attend Component Method of Crim Def Investigation Training


Five GPDC investigators attended the Component Method of Criminal Defense Investigation and Case Management Training in Tallahassee, Florida on November 7-8, 2019. This training is sponsored by the Criminal Defense Investigation Training Council (CDITC), whose mission is to  elevate the discipline of criminal defense and due process investigation. All five GPDC investigators who completed the course are now designated as a Criminal Defense Specialist and have the opportunity to seek national Board Certified Criminal Defense Investigator (CCDI) accreditation. The CDITC has over 350 nationally recognized Board Certified Criminal Defense Investigators in 41 states, Puerto Rico, Guam, and Canada.  

Pictured left to right: Jabarr Truitt (Stone Mountain), Chris Ellrich (CDITC Faculty), Josh Blakely (Northern), Kayla Dorsey (Northeastern), Tracy Anderson (Stn Mtn Conflict), Preston Hester (Southern)

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Adeline Alexander Appointed Clayton CPD

Adeline Alexander Appointed Clayton CPD


Please join us in congratulating Adeline Alexander as the newly appointed CPD of the Clayton Judicial Circuit effective October 16, 2019. Adi has an extensive background in criminal and juvenile law. She began her career in public defense in Florida in 1999. She has since served as a senior public defender in both Miami-Dade County in Florida and Fulton County and as a senior ADA in Clayton and Fulton counties. She initially worked for GPDC as a conflict attorney before serving as Supervising Attorney for our Fulton County Juvenile Conflict Defender Office from 2013 to 2017. From 2016-2017, she also served as the GPDC representative on Governor Deal’s Steering Committee for Juvenile Reform. Her 20 years of criminal trial and appellate work, her dedication to indigent defense, and her previous management experience with the agency make Adi an excellent fit for Clayton CPD.

GPDC's Forensic Science Division Holds Inaugural DNA Workshop

GPDC's Forensic Science Division Holds Inaugural DNA Workshop


GPDC's Forensic Science Division held its first DNA Workshop on October 1, 2019. Over 130 public defenders and private criminal defense attorneys attended in Atlanta, as well as via broadcasts to Tifton and Savannah. Attorneys from fifty-four separate offices participated. The training was made possible by the contributions of two generous sponsors, private firm, King + Spalding, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Topics included Basic DNA and Motions and Trial Strategy, among others. Thank you to our sponsors, speakers, and attendees for a successful and very informative seminar.