Divisions — Georgia Public Defender Council

Capital Defender

The Georgia Capital Defender is charged with providing defense to all indigent defendants facing the death penalty.

The Capital Defender maintains six offices. Two are in Atlanta, including the main Georgia Capital Defender office and the Metro Capital Defender. Regional offices are located in Athens, Brunswick, Macon, and Tifton. These regional offices handle capital cases for their geographic region and capital conflict representation for nearby regions. Each office has one or more capital defense teams specially trained for the complexities of capital litigation. Each team consists of two death penalty qualified lawyers, a trained mitigation specialist, and a fact investigator.