Office of Criminal Appeals

​​​​​The Office of Criminal Appeals rep​​​resents the Commonwealth of Kentucky in defending felony convictions, including those in which the death penalty has been imposed, when those convictions are attacked in state or federal court. 

While initial felony prosecutions are handled by the local Commonwealth's Attorneys, under Kentucky law our Office is charged with preparing briefs and presenting arguments in front of any state or federal court hearing a challenge to a felony conviction. This Office works with local prosecutors to see that justice is served in these cases and to ensure that lawfully imposed sentences are carried out. 


Office of Criminal Appeals
1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 200
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
Phone: 502-696-5342 
Fax: 502-696-5533

​Federal Court Links

Supreme Court of the United States
United States Court of Appeals
US District Court — Western District of Kentucky
US District Court — Eastern District of Kentucky

Kentucky Court Links

Kentucky Supreme Court
Kentucky Court of Appeals
Kentucky Department of Corrections