Public Defender    David J. Dunn, Circuit Public Defender







Welcome to the homepage for the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit's Circuit Public Defender's Office.  This office has been created pursuant to the 2003 Indigent Defense Act enacted by the Georgia General Assembly.  Circuit Public Defender David Dunn and his staff are responsible for providing a legal defense to all indigent persons charged with criminal offenses after January 1, 2005, in the Superior and Juvenile Courts of Walker, Dade, Chattooga and Catoosa Counties.



Chief Justice Norman Fletcher of the Georgia Supreme Court cuts the ribbon to celebrate the opening of the LMJC Public Defender's main office in LaFayette, assisted by Circuit Public Defender David J. Dunn, Walker County Commissioner Bebe Heiskell, and GPDSC Executive Director Michael Mears.

On January 1, 2005, the Public Defender's Office began operation, and now maintains four local offices for the Lookout Mountain Circuit. These offices are located in LaFayette, Trenton, Summerville and Ringgold.  Office hours are 8:30 a.m. until noon and 1:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

If you have or your family member has been arrested:

Application For Public Defender's Services (New!!!)

Staff Directory




Links:   Employment Opportunities

             Georgia Public Defender Standards Council

Feel free to contact  Carmen Williams  if you have any questions.

Public Defender's Office

P.O. Box 1810

LaFayette, GA 30728

Office: 706-638-3290

Fax: 706-638-7331








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