Circuit Public Defender's Office
Kenneth B. Still
Colquitt County Courthouse, Office 105
Phone: (229) 616-7070
Office Mailing Address
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday
Closed on all major holidays
Purpose: During the 2003 Session of the General Assembly, the
legislature passed the Georgia Indigent Defense Act of 2003 that
created the Georgia Public Defender Standards Council and made the
Standards Council responsible for the operation of the system for
providing representation for indigents in criminal cases in all
courts in Georgia. This system envisioned a partnership between the
State government and local governments. The State provides a circuit
public defender office in 46 judicial circuits in Georgia and staffs
it with 1 attorney for each superior court judge and with 2
administrative positions and 1investigator. These offices provide
representation in the superior court and in the juvenile court
(delinquency proceedings only). The counties in the circuit provide
the office space and pay the costs.
The Circuit includes Brooks, Colquitt, Echols, Lowndes, and Thomas Counties. The main office is located in Valdosta, Georgia. The satellite offices are in Moultrie and Thomasville.
The staff that serves Colquitt County in addition to the Circuit Public Defender includes Ken Still (Assistant Public Defender), Luke Mitchell (Assistant Public Defender), Terri Cook and Samantha Ellis (Administrative Assistants).