The Office of the Post-Conviction Defender (OPCD) is located in Nashville, Tennessee, and is a state agency which provides representation to indigent death-row inmates in state collateral proceedings. The OPCD is the statutorily designated presumptive counsel for all capital post-conviction petitioners in Tennessee. In addition, the office provides training, materials, and non-case-specific consultation to assist public defenders and private counsel in litigating death penalty cases.


Public Notice

Meeting of the Post-Conviction Defender Oversight Commission and Meeting of the Audit Committee of the Post-Conviction Defender Oversight Commission for the State of Tennessee will be held on:

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at
10:00 AM and 11:00 AM Central Time, respectively

404 James Robertson Parkway, Suite 1100
Nashville, Tennessee 37219

For directions or ADA accommodations,
Please call: Traci Pointer at (615) 741-9331