The Mecklenburg Public Defender Office, located at 700 East Fourth Street in Charlotte, North Carolina, is the largest Public Defender office in the state. Our staff consists of lawyers, legal assistants, an interpreter, social worker and paralegal. We are proud to play a vital role in both the criminal justice system and the community of Mecklenburg County.
We strive to help our clients by giving them the quality legal services they deserve but cannot afford. We do so without judgement, in a zealous, client-centered, and holistic manner designed to meet our clients' needs. We partner with the community to enhance public safety by addressing conditions which can foster an environment for crime, including poverty, homelessness, drug addiction, and mental illness. We are here because we care.