Indigent Defense (Criminal and CPS Cases)

The information on this page is for attorneys who provide representation in felony criminal and child welfare (CPS) cases.

If you are a defendant in a criminal case in need of a court appointed attorney, there is more information on the Williamson County Pretrial Services.website  

If you are a parent involved in a CPS case, please contact your caseworker for more information.


The judges have approved the Indigent Defense Plan which includes policies and procedures related to indigent defense.  Attorneys who are appointed to represent defendants must comply with the policies in the Plan.  The judges have also approved a Fee Schedule for felony indigent defense.

The Judges hearing Child Welfare cases have adopted Local Rules governing the appointment and performance of attorneys who represent parents and children in CPS cases.   Included in the CPS Local Rules is a fee schedule for attorneys appointed in these cases.