Providing zealous, effective, ethical representation

to indigent people accused of crimes.





Location: Columbus, GA area

The Conflicts Division for the Georgia Public Defender Council (GPDC) has an IMMEDIATE need for an experienced criminal defense attorney (preferably five or more years of extensive criminal law experience) with an intention to remain in private practice in the Columbus, Georgia or nearby area. The ideal candidate would have a minimum of five years experience as a criminal lawyer (possible former prosecutor considered) who has the intention of remaining in private practice for the foreseeable future and has a strong desire to provide excellent service as counsel to indigent defendants. This candidate would need to be in a position to immediately assume responsibility for a substantial caseload and be ready to accept new clients assigned by the GPDC Conflicts Division. The contract attorney would understand that there will be a contractual obligation to handle all assigned matters through their final disposition whether or not that disposition occurs during the contract period or sometime thereafter. The ability to handle every type of case, from the least serious misdemeanor to murder cases is required.

The pay will be negotiable and contingent upon the anticipated number of clients assigned to the contract attorney. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to build a private practice with a focus on criminal defense work in the Columbus, Georgia area. Only dedicated attorneys who are committed to providing timely and excellent client services need apply.

All interested candidates should send a letter of interest and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the terms “INTERESTED ATTORNEY-URGENT CHATTAHOOCHEE CIRCUIT CONTRACT” placed in the Subject line of the email. No phone calls please.

This will remain posted until filled. Original Posting date is 4/21/2016.

Contact Human Resources

Human Resources Manager
Georgia Public Defender Council
104 Marietta Street, Suite 400
Atlanta, GA 30303
Tel: 404-795-2440
Toll free: 800-676-4432