4th Circuit Public Defender Corporation

Representing Criminal Defendants in Wood and Wirt Counties

320 Juliana Street, Parkersburg, WV


"Lawyers in a criminal case are necessities, not luxuries....[I]n our adversary system of justice, any person haled into court, who is too poor to hire a lawyer, cannot be assured a fair trial unless counsel is provided for him. This seems to us to be an obvious truth."

 Gideon v. Wainwright, 372 U.S. 335, 344 (1963).