Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are changing the way we work. Our physical offices are closed, but we continue to work remotely. You can still reach us at 907-646-3400, between 8:00 AM and 12:00 PM for a live response, as well as during our normal business hours for an automated response system, that will attempt to route you to your requested party.

We will continue our mission during this difficult time even if there are delays, due to the various responses to the pandemic, by the State and Municipal facilities But our immediate responsibility—everyone’s immediate responsibility—is to slow the spread of the contagion. And we do that by limiting contact with each other and other members of the general public.

Welcome to Federal Public Defender - District of Alaska

Office of the Public Defender - District of Alaska

Our office provides legal representation throughout the State of Alaska to people charged with federal crimes. Alaska - “The Great Land” - has an area of 663,300 square miles. It is larger than the combined area of the 22 smallest U.S. States, and larger than Texas, California, and Montana combined. Served by a team of dedicated attorneys and staff, the Office of the Public Defender works to provide the highest level of support to those needing its services.

In addition to the direct representation of appointed clients in federal trial courts, we provide legal services for clients at the appellate and post-conviction “habeas” levels. Our office also administers the appointment and routine training of Criminal Justice Act panel attorneys in the District of Alaska to provide further support of indigent rights.

Jamie McGrady, Federal Defender for Alaska.

Take a look at our latest announcements.

Find out ways to contact our office and get directions to both locations.

Helpful information and links for CJA Panel Attorneys.

Find out about our job openings right now.