Timothy Reilly Honored for 30 Years of Dedicated Service

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(L-R) District-4 Supervisor Ryan Kelley, District-3 Supervisor Michael Kelley, Chairman of the Board Jack Terrazas, Chief Public Defender Timothy J. Reilly, and District-5 Supervisor Ray Castillo.

EL CENTRO – On the occasion of his retirement and in appreciation of 30 years of service to the county, Chief Public Defender Timothy J. Reilly was honored by the Board of Supervisors during Tuesday’s board meeting.

Timothy J. Reilly began working for the Imperial County Public Defender’s Office in 1986. He was promoted to a Deputy Public Defender II in 1987 and as a result of his diligent work and abilities he reached Deputy Public Defender IV in 1991.

He continued to excel and in 2004 was promoted to the positon of Assistant Public Defender and later he was promoted to Chief Public Defender.

His career has been highlighted by remarkable accomplishments both in and out of the courtroom on behalf of indigent individuals in the County. He has served as a member of the Training Committee for 4 years and has been representing the New Court House Committee since 2014.

“His integrity, intellect, and humanitarian nature have made an impact in the Public Defender’s Office, in the community, and in all those who have had the opportunity to work with him” said Jack Terrazas, Chairman of the Board.