PDC Job Vacancies

​This page collects current vacancies in the various Public Defender Corporations across the state. All materials must be submitted to the indicated contact point.


18th Judicial Circuit (Kingwood, Preston County)
  • Position: Assistant Public Defender
  • Anticipated start date: February 1, 2021 
  • Closing date: January 15, 2021
  • Description: 
    • Provide representation of indigent persons in abuse & neglect, felony and misdemeanor criminal cases, juvenile cases, mental hygiene, habeas corpus and appeals, and other trial proceedings. 
    • Must be a licensed member of the West Virginia State Bar. 
    • Computer skills and ability to follow office policies/procedures are required.
  • How to apply: 
    • Send resume, cover letter, writing sample, and WV State Bar Number should be mailed to
    • Public Defender Corporation 18th Circuit, Attn: Office Manager 
    • 202 Tunnelton Street, Suite 303, Kingwood, WV 26537
    • Must be received no later than January 15, 2021

 28th Judicial Circuit (Summersville, Nicholas County)
  • Position: Assistant Public Defender
  • Anticipated start date: January 4, 2021 
  • Closing date: November 20, 2020
  • Description: 
    • Criminal defense representation, felony and misdemeanor, appeal work before the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, juvenile cases, Writ of Habeas Corpus, Abuse and Neglect cases, Extradition, Mental Hygiene hearings, Parole and Probation violations.
    • Must be a current and active member of the West Virginia State Bar. 
    • Experience in criminal and abuse and neglect cases is preferred.
  • How to apply: 
    • Please send resume, cover letter, references, and contact information via email to 28thpd@wvdsl.net or mail to the following address
    • Send resume, cover letter, writing sample, and WV State Bar Number should be mailed to
    • Public Defender Corp., Attn: Cynthia A. Stanton
    • 723 Main Street
    • Summersville, WV  26651