Public defenders are often called public pretenders. Some of our clients do not believe public defenders are attorneys. These perceptions are undeserved for the most part. Some of the best attorneys are public defenders. However, hiring private counsel instead of using the public defender has distinct advantages. Click on the attached article to read about why hiring private counsel can be the smartest decision one makes in dealing with a criminal case – http://www.greghillassociates.com/lawyer-attorney-2227742.html.