W. Travis Sakrison, Executive Director of the Georgia Public Defender Standards Council (“GPDSC”), today announced the appointment of local attorney Kevin Gough as the Public Defender for the Brunswick Judicial Circuit effective Aug. 6, 2012.
An honors graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law, Kevin comes to GPDSC with twenty-five years of legal experience. A former prosecutor, Kevin is a past President of the Brunswick-Glynn County Bar Association, a past Vice President of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (GACDL), a member of the Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), a member of the Criminal Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia and a member of the National Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL). He is also a member of the Criminal Law Section of the American Bar Association. Kevin also previously served on the Circuit Public Defender Selection Panel for the Brunswick Judicial Circuit.
“I am honored, and humbled, to be chosen Circuit Public Defender,” Gough said. “In the weeks to come,” he added, “I look forward to meeting with District Attorney Jackie Johnson, Sheriff Benny Deloach, our Superior Court Judges, Clerk of Court Floyd Hunter, our county commissioners and other stakeholders in our local criminal justice system. My purpose in doing so is to ensure a smooth transition and, at the same time, address any questions or concerns that they may have about the provision of indigent defense services within the communities we serve.”
With three regional offices, and a staff of fifteen, the Brunswick Circuit Public Defender (“CPD”) provides indigent defense services in Appling, Wayne, Jeff Davis, Glynn and Camden counties under the supervision of GPDSC.
GPDSC is a statewide public defender organization created to ensure that indigent criminal defendants receive adequate, effective, timely, and ethical legal representation, consistent with the guarantees of the Constitution of the U.S., Georgia, 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.