PDC Job Vacancies

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

8th Judicial Circuit (Welch, McDowell County)

  • Position: Assistant Public Defender
    • Position available immediately in McDowell County for Assistant Public Defender to 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.               
    • Resume, cover letter, and WV State Bar Number should be mailed to Public Defender Corporation 8th Circuit, 8 Wyoming St., Suite 101, Welch, WV 24801 or by email to pdwelch8@gmail.com.


10th Judicial Circuit (Beckley, Raleigh County)

  • Position: Assistant Public Defender
    • Position available immediately in Raleigh County for Assistant Public Defender to 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.
    • Resume, cover letter, and WV State Bar Number should be mailed to Public Defender Corporation 10th Circuit, Attn:  Office Manager, 220 N. Kanawha Street, Ste 2, Beckley WV 25801 or by email to sowens@raleighdefender.org and must be received by June 1, 2021.


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

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