The Jefferson County Public Defender’s Office is an office of the State of Alabama and its attorneys and employees are prohibited from requesting or accepting any money, gifts, or other compensation, from clients and their representatives. Appointed attorneys from the Public Defender’s Office will not ask for money or other gifts from appointed clients and their representatives. Do not pay anything to anyone who purports to be a member of this Office. If you have been contacted by someone claiming to be a representative of the JCPD who is requesting compensation, please notify our Office immediately.

Due to road closures by the City of Birmingham for the World Games, the Jefferson County Public Defender’s Office will be inaccessible to members of the public during the weeks of July 4th through July 18th. Please note that the Office is still open for business and your attorney is still available by phone/email. Appearances in court, as scheduled, are required and will be conducted. See this map (click here) for road closures and road blocks for foot traffic during the World Games.

Now accepting applications for Assistant Public Defender

For more information, and to apply, please see the full announcement on the Employment page.

If you have been assigned a public defender in the Birmingham Division of Jefferson County, Alabama, and do not know your attorney, please fill out this form so we may contact you.


During the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, The Office of the Public Defender is open for in-person visits by appointment only.  The best way to contact your attorney during this time is by email. Please see Our Team for our attorneys and their email addresses.

The Jefferson County Public Defender’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer.