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

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

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Angela O'Conor Appointed Paulding CPD

Angela O'Conor Appointed Paulding CPD


 Congratulations to Angela O’Conor who has been appointed as the Paulding Circuit Public Defender. Angela received her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Science from the University of Tennessee in 2002. She attended John Marshall Law School while serving as a Marietta police officer and interning for two semesters with the Cobb County District Attorney’s office, earning her J.D. in 2008. After joining the Paulding Circuit Public Defender Office in 2013, Angela began serving as Paulding Chief Assistant Public Defender in 2014, supervising and mentoring eight attorneys and managing the administrative assistants and investigators—all while successfully handling felony and misdemeanor cases in the Superior Court. Married to Nicholas O’Conor, an investigator with Cob...

Pataula Circuit Celebrates New Office

Pataula Circuit Celebrates New Office


The Pataula Circuit recently celebrated the grand opening of their new office in Blakley. The office is located in a beautifully restored historic home known as The Deal House. This will serve as the main office for the seven county circuit.

Flint Circuit Creates Strawman?

Flint Circuit Creates Strawman?


Annually, McDonough Main Street and the Greater McDonough Business Association hosts a scarecrow contest. The event is open to all individuals/families, businesses, schools, churches, non-profit, and government organizations in McDonough and surrounding areas. Last year's event showcased 160 scarecrows on and around the historic McDonough Square. Pictured is the Flint Circuit's entry this year. (photo credit: Adelle Petersen) 

 

 

 

 

 

New Office for Conasauga Circuit

New Office for Conasauga Circuit


On September 14, the Conasauga Circuit hosted an open house of their new building in Dalton. CPD Natalie Glaser and her staff are pictured here, they are all very pleased to have this much improved home office. Congratulations, Conasauga!

Conference Equips & Connects Public Defenders

Conference Equips & Connects Public Defenders


“Our annual conference equips Georgia public defenders by providing important training, but it also provides an opportunity for public defenders from across the state to communicate, support, and connect with each other,” said Bryan Tyson, GPDC Executive Director. “Georgia public defenders are dedicated to defending the rights of their clients, which ultimately protects the rights of every citizen. I’m proud of the work these fantastic lawyers do every day.”