Welcome to the website of the Federal Defender Office for the Eastern District of Michigan

The Federal Defender Office (FDO), one of several law groups of the Legal Aid & Defender Association, Inc., is a community defender organization which provides court-appointed representation to indigent defendants charged with federal crimes in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Southern and Northern Divisions. The office has two locations: a main office in Detroit and a branch office in Flint, Michigan. The Detroit office handles case assignments in the Detroit, Ann Arbor, and Port Huron U.S. District Courts. The Flint office provides representation in the courts located in Flint and Bay City.