Federal Public Defender
Western District of Arkansas
Bruce D. Eddy, Federal Defender

The Federal Public Defender represents clients in the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. We are funded by the Criminal Justice Act and are dedicated to providing experienced legal representation to indigent persons accused of federal crimes.

We are moving our Fayetteville office on the afternoon of November 16th. Due to the move, our office phones will go off line at 4:00 PM. If you need assistnace after this time, please call our Fort Smith office 479-782-1097.

Office Information

The main office for the Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Arkansas is in Fayetteville with a divisional office located in Fort Smith.

CJA Resources

The Federal Public Defenders office supports the Criminal Justice Act attorneys and serves as a resource for panel members in their representation of indigent clients.


These links to other Federal and public web sites are provided for your convenience.


Frequently asked questions about the Federal Public Defenders office and their duties.

Fayetteville Office
3739 N. Steele Blvd.
Suite 280
Fayetteville, AR. 72703
p. 479-442-2306
toll free 1-844-576-4333
f. 479-443-1904
Fort Smith Office
30 S. 6th St.
Room 205
Fort Smith, AR. 72901
p. 479-782-1097
f. 479-782-0525