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.

Our OPD office in Chestertown, Kent County, 115 Court Street is closing.  The core staff is temporarily located in our Centreville office in Queen Anne’s County and they can be reached at 410 914-7041.  A short term office in Chestertown will be established in the near future.

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

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OPD is looking for zealous advocates for the following positions:      

To learn more about attorney recruitment as well as law clerk, and volunteer opportunities with OPD click here


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


Back to the Neighborhood
Wednesday July 25. 2018, 9am-1pm
1701 N. Gay Street, Baltimore, MD 21213
More info here.


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.

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