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Kenneth Days

City of Atlanta: Office of the Public Defender
Director/Chief Public Defender
Atlanta GA
Kenneth Days III is the current director and chief public defender for the City of Atlanta Office of the Public Defender. Before his tenure with the City of Atlanta, Days was a managing attorney for a large real estate practice and worked in private practice advocating as both plaintiff and defense counsel in civil actions and as lead counsel in misdemeanor and felony criminal cases. Since joining Atlanta’s Public Defender Office, Days has served as lead counsel in each of the City’s Municipal Specialty Courts. He has successfully secured employment, education, housing, mental health, and substance dependency treatment for many of the clients he serves. As chief defender, Days has notably expanded the function of the Public Defender to provide civil legal services to clients. Days serves on the American Council of Chief Defenders and is a member of the National Legal Aid & Defender Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National Association for Public Defense, and the Black Public Defender Association. Mr. Days is a graduate of Morehouse College and The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.