Welcome to the Office of the Federal Defender for the Northern District of Alabama. Pursuant to the Criminal Justice Act (CJA), 18 U.S.C. §3006A, our office represents indigent defendants before the United States District Court of Northern Alabama, the Eleventh 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 Northern District of Alabama 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