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District of the US Virgin Islands

The Office of the Federal Public Defender, District of the US Virgin Islands is comprised of two sister offices on St. Thomas in Charlotte Amalie and on St. Croix in Christiansted.

A dedicated team of attorneys and support staff reside on each island to defend our clients.

This website is under construction.

Office of the Federal Public Defender St. Croix Christiansted St. Thomas Charlotte Amalie

Office of the Federal Public Defender

Welcome to the USVI Federal Public Defender website.

Pursuant to the Criminal Justice Act (CJA), 18 U.S.C. §3006A, our office represents indigent defendants before the United States District Court of the Virgin Islands, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

Our mission is to provide high quality legal representation for our clients. Our attorneys vigorously defend individuals accused of a variety of federal offenses. We are committed to ensuring that the right to counsel, which is guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment and CJA, is enforced on behalf of individuals who cannot afford counsel.

We also serve as a resource for the District’s CJA Panel Attorneys and local criminal defense bar by staying on the forefront of important changes affecting the federal criminal justice system, as well as issues that affect our clients’ successful defense.

Website Guide

This website provides useful links and information for clients, their family, and CJA attorneys. It also contains information about and for our staff. Use the menu above and to the left to access the appropriate page(s).

The panel above and to the right is where we will make announcements about employment opportunities, CJA programs, and CLE seminars. Check back periodically if these items interest you.

Please us the Contact Us form from the About Us page with any questions, comments or concerns. Your messages will be routed to the appropriate person for prompt response.