Cook County Public Defender

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The Cook County Public Defender provides legal representation in the areas of felony and misdemeanor criminal cases, delinquency, abuse/neglect, some appeals, post-conviction and traffic (non-petty) cases throughout the Cook County in Illinois. Currently, the head of the Cook County Public Defender is Abishi C. Cunningham. It is the largest Public Defender System in the United States. It is the largest State Public Defender's office in the country.[citation needed]


  • Capital Case Coordinator
  • Child Protection
  • Felony Trial
  • Forensic Science
  • Homicide Task Force
  • Investigations
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Legal Resources (formerly Appeals and Post Conviction)
  • Multiple Defendant Division
  • Professional Development