CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Charleston attorney Dana Eddy has been appointed executive director of the West Virginia Public Defender Services.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says Eddy's appointment is effective Monday. Eddy replaces Jack Rogers, who retired.
The agency pays lawyers, both in private practice and in regional public defender offices, to represent poor people charged with crimes.
Eddy has run his own law firm since 2007. In addition to working for other firms and as legal counsel for various businesses, he served as general counsel for former Gov. Gaston Caperton from 1993 to 1996.