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The one word most frequently used to describe the advantages of a private defender program is “accountability.” The private defender promotes quality representation of panel attorneys by monitoring workloads, mentoring, training, addressing client complaints, and encouraging the effective use of investigators and expert witnesses.​

Like a public defender, a private defender creates efficiency by centralizing operations without growing government exponentially.  With a centralized case management system the private defender collects case-related data, processes vouchers systematically, and measures the performance and effectiveness of the program.

Governance and Oversight

LPDO Board of Directors

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Rick Wardroup


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David Guinn


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Luke Jordan



Terri Morgeson

Past President

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Jody Jenkins


Charles Chambers (not pictured)

Member Ex Officio

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Nicky Boatwright

Member Ex Officio

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