Clarence Earl Gideon
There can be no equal justice where the kind of trial a man gets depends on the amount of money he has.
- Griffin v. Illinois, 351 U.S. 12 (1956)

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The Public Defender Services funds all indigent defense for the State of West Virginia. Representation is provided by two methods: private attorneys on a court-appointed basis and full-time public defenders.​​​​..Read More About Us

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Public Defender Services
One Players Club Drive
Suite 301
Charleston, WV 25311​

Office DirectoryWrite Us a Message

(304) 558-3905

Appellate Line:
(304) 741-8647

OVS Help Desk:​ 

(304) 558-1098

Voucher Processing Fax:
(304) 558-6612​