Federal Public Defender
Districts of
New Hampshire
Rhode Island

We represent indigent defendants facing criminal charges in federal court

Our website intends to provide information regarding federal criminal practice to members of the Criminal Justice Act panels, other criminal defense attorneys practicing in federal court, and interested members of the public. Some portions of the website are accessible only to criminal defense attorneys, who can register for an account on the For CJA page.

For Clients and Families

Helpful information and resources for our clients and their families. 


The contents of the For CJA section are intended to be read only by authorized users. The information contained herein is not to be forwarded or disclosed without the permission of the author of the material. Unauthorized disclosure of these materials may result in termination of access to this portion of the website. (An exception to this rule is the adaptation of sample briefs for use in a particular case.)

Careers & Opportunities

A career with the Federal Public Defender is one of the most rewarding experiences you will have in your legal career. Learn more about the benefits of working at our office.

The Federal Public Defender Districts of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or age, are encouraged to apply.

Contact Us

51 Sleeper Street, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02210
Phone: (617) 223-8061
Fax: (617) 334-7991

Western Massachusetts

116 Pleasant Street, Suite 430
Easthampton, MA 01027
Phone: (857) 331-2118

Fax: (617) 334-7991

New Hampshire

22 Bridge Street
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 226-7360
Fax: (603) 665-0053

Rhode Island

10 Weybosset Street, 3rd Floor
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401) 528-4281
Fax: (401) 867-2814