Office of the Georgia Capital Defenders

Who We Are

The Georgia Capital Defender was created as a result of the cooperation between the Georgia General Assembly and the Georgia Supreme Court. The Georgia Capital Defender Office serves as a trial resource center for attorneys handling death penalty cases. The Office is available in every capitally charged felony case to serve as a resource and to provide consultation to locally appointed counsel. The Office provides assistance in death penalty cases by: (1) providing training and assistance to attorneys who have been appointed to defend defendants charged with a capital offense; (2) serving as co-counsel to assist local appointed lead counsel in the trial and direct appeal of cases involving defendants facing the death penalty; (3) accepting appointments to provide direct representation as lead counsel in death penalty cases based upon the circumstances of each individual case.

General Contact Information

Office of the Georgia Capital Defenders
225 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 900, South Tower (map)
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 739-5151
(404) 739-5155

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