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Circuit Public Defender:
Douglas Smith

6525 Professional Place,
Riverdale, GA 30274

Phone:  (678) 479-5036
Fax:  (770) 472-7632

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Public Defender’s Office

Circuit Public Defender
Douglas Smith

Main Office
6525 Professional Place,
Riverdale, GA 30274
Telephone:  (678) 479-5036
Fax:  (678) 479-5037

A person charges with a felony or felony probation in the Clayton Judicial circuit may submit and application to determine if he/she qualifies to receive attorney representation pursuant to Sec. 17-12-23(a)

In order to use the “Submit Form” option on the application, please download and “Save” the application before submitting via email.


Applications May Be Submitted via email at

Applications that have been approved for attorney representation are forwarded to the Indigent Defense Administration to be assigned an attorney on a rotational basis. Defendants should allow 1-2 business days for the determination of qualification and the appointment of an attorney. After that time, defendants should contact the Indigent Defense Administration at (678) 479-5340 to determine the status of their application and the name and phone number of their assigned attorney.

More information about the Public Defender’s Office for the Clayton Circuit can be found on the GA Public Defenders Web site at

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