Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others,

or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.

Robert F. Kennedy 1925-1968

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Welcome to the Federal Defender’s Office for the District of Delaware. Pursuant to the Criminal Justice Act (CJA), 18 U.S.C. §3006A, our office represents indigent defendants before the United States District Court of Delaware, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

Our mission is to provide high quality legal representation for our clients. Our attorneys vigorously defend individuals accused of a variety of federal offenses. We are committed to ensuring that the right to counsel, which is guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment and CJA, is enforced on behalf of individuals who cannot afford counsel.

We also serve as a resource for the District of Delaware’s CJA Panel Attorneys and local criminal defense bar by staying on the forefront of important changes affecting the federal criminal justice system, as well as issues that affect our clients’ successful defense.



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Federal Public Defender

District of Delaware

800 King Street

Suite 200

Wilmington, DE  19801

Office (302) 573-6010

Toll Free (877) 444-8244

Fax (302) 573-6041