David L. Smith, Chief Public Defender

The Tallapoosa Judicial Circuit Public Defender Office serves all of Polk County and Haralson County, and is a part of the Georgia Public Defender Standards Council and is jointly supported by the State of Georgia and Polk and Haralson Counties.

polk-davidsmith.jpg Our mission is to ensure, independently of political considerations or private interests, that each client whose cause has been entrusted to a circuit public defender receives zealous, adequate, effective, timely, and ethical legal representation, consistent with the guarantees of the Constitution of the State of Georgia, the Constitution of the United States and the mandates of the Georgia Indigent Defense Act of 2003; to provide all such legal services in a cost efficient manner; and to conduct that representation in such a way that the criminal justice system operates effectively to achieve justice.

To contact us

Tallapoosa Judicial Circuit Public Defender Office
Polk County Office
Courthouse # 2, Room 102
Cedartown, GA  30125
(770) 748-3480
(770 748-3493 - Facsimile

Our Polk Staff

  • Chief Public Defender
    Mr. David L. Smith
  • Assistant Public Defender
    Ms. Cynthia Lane Salley
  • Juvenile Public Defender
    Ms. Marie Kabemba