About OPD

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

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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.

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OPD is currently recruiting for a Chief Attorney for the Mental Health Division and Assistant Public Defender positions across the state.

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

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