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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Task Force

Maryland's Public Defender is often appointed to legislative task forces that consider criminal justice public policy. Click here for all the latest information.


OPD seeking a Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Initiative: Grant Coordinator. Click here for more information. 

OPD 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