Welcome to Federal Public Defender Office - Southern District of Ohio

As the result of COVID-19 our office is open via telecommuting.  

Please do not try to visit the office right now. 

If you need to reach us please call, leave a message, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 

If you are a client, please be assured that we continue to work on your case and will maintain contact as best we can until this health emergency is behind us.

Thank you.

"The law on the side of freedom is of great advantage only when there is power to make that law respected."
– Fredrick Douglass

Upcoming Training Information

Our annual CJA seminar is online this year (GoToWebinar), live on October 29 9am-noon, and October 30 9am-noon. The event still qualifies for your ongoing CJA obligation. Presentations this year include a judge's panel regarding COVID issues in the courtroom, litigating race and trauma, BOP classifications and info, sex offender cases, litigating race and trauma, Top 10 things to preserve for appellate review, and Sixth Circuit case update.

This seminar has been approved for 6 hours of Ohio CLE credit.

Click Here to Register Now!