Welcome to the website of the Maryland Office of the Public Defender: Justice, Fairness and Dignity For All

For immediate assistance,
call 1- 877-430-5187 during
normal business hours.

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The Public Defender is
Paul B. DeWolfe

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Maryland is divided into twelve operational districts. Each District conforms to the statutory geographic boundaries of the District Courts. OPD maintains offices in each of these districts.

Our OPD office in Kent County has interim location, PO Box 698, Chestertown, MD 21620.  The phone number is 410- 914-7041.

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There are nine statewide divisions within the Office of the Public Defender (OPD).

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OPD is looking for zealous advocates in the Lower Eastern Shore and Western Maryland (Allegany & Garrett Counties).  Interested attorneys should email a resume and cover letter to attorneyjobs@opd.state.md.us

To learn more about attorney recruitment as well as law clerk, and volunteer opportunities with OPD click here.


OPD is seeking Bilingual Clinical Social Workers to serve as consultants.  Click here for more information.

Website design and development supported in part by a grant from the Open Society Institute – Baltimore