Mr. Patrik Griego, a private attorney, with the law firm Janssen and Malloy filed a lawsuit against Humboldt County on behalf of Plaintiff Doe, provided this response.
"Our law firm is reaffirming our commitment to the indigent citizens of Humboldt County and we will keep fighting to obtain a qualified Public Defender. We learned today that Mr. Marcus misrepresented his employment history and that he was actually working as an insurance adjustor in Florida for the three years before his hire. We also learned that the Public Defender's Office employees reported to the Board that his lack of qualifications is crippling the PD office. Our community deserves better. "