Defense Attorney Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Defense Attorney, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Defense Attorney?

n. 1) During a lawsuit or criminal prosecution, the attorney who represents the defendant. 2) The lawyer chosen by an insurance company to represent defendants who have insurance. 3) Lawyers who typically represent criminal defendants. When damages are involved, they’re referred to as “plaintiff’s attorneys.”