EL CENTRO â€“ On the occasion of his retirement and in appreciation of 30 yearsÂ of service to the county,Â 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 Defenderâ€™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 laterÂ 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.
â€œHis integrity, intellect, and humanitarian nature have made an impact in the Public Defenderâ€™s Office, in the community, and in all those who have had the opportunity to work with himâ€ said Jack Terrazas, Chairman of the Board.