Welcome to Office of Federal Public Defender - Eastern District of Arkansas

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are changing the way we work. Our physical offices are closed, but we continue to work remotely.  If you need to reach us, please email us or call and leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 

We cannot physically visit with clients, and we are minimizing our contact with the public in general, but we will continue to communicate important information to our clients and will continue to work hard to serve them.

It is the goal of the Federal Public Defender Organization for the Eastern District of Arkansas to render top-notch legal representation to those we serve so that no client feels disadvantaged or otherwise compromised due to an inability to retain private counsel. It is also the goal of the Federal Defender Office to follow sound operating procedures in order to reduce costs and preserve the public trust. By fulfilling its mission, the Federal Public Defender Program helps to maintain public confidence in the nation’s strong commitment to ensuring equal justice under the law for all who appear before the Court.