Governments of Floyd County and City of Rome, GA

Floyd County

Public Defender

Lee Henley, Chief Public Defender

The Rome Circuit Public Defender Office serves all of Floyd County, and is a part of the Georgia Public Defender Standards Council and is jointly supported by the State of Georgia and Floyd County. 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

Rome Circuit Public Defender Office

Floyd County Administrative Building
12 East Fourth Avenue, Suite 10
Rome, Georgia 30161
Tel 706-234-0975
Fax 706-234-0978

8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Our Staff

Mr. Lee Henley - Chief Public Defender
Mr. Ronald Shedd - Chief Assistant Public Defender
Mr. Aaron Sumner - Juvenile Public Defender
Mr. Brandon Guthrie- Juvenile Public Defender
Mr. Mack Karesh - Assistant Public Defender
Mr. Jason Fisher - Assistant Public Defender
Mr. David Lee Lumpkin - Assistant Public Defender
Mr. Randall Williams - Assistant Public Defender
Mr. Jonathan Speiser - Assistant Public Defender
Mr. Larry Payne - Chief Investigator
Mr. John Everett - Investigator
Ms. Barbara Harrison - Administrative Assistant
Ms. Jackie Sailers - Administrative Assistant
Ms. Dana Ewing - Administrative Assistant