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.

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

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


Do you have a conviction involving an officer convicted or implicated in the federal Gun Trace Task Force trial?  If so, click here or call 410-914-7858.

Mass Exoneration and Ethics Conference, Villanova University, April 9, 2018. Click here for registration and more information.

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