Meet Our Management Team

Nicole Davis Tinkham
Interim Public Defender
Jenny Brown
Acting Chief Deputy
Carol Clem
Assistant Public Defender
Candis Glover
Assistant Public Defender
Ruben Marquez
Assistant Public Defender
Winston Peters
Assistant Public Defender
Lita Jacoste
Division Chief
Cheryl Jones
Division Chief
Noble Kennamer
Division Chief
Ramon Quintana
Division Chief
Luis Rodriguez
Division Chief
Joan Croker
Division Chief
Rudy Rousseau
Division Chief
Michael Suzuki
Division Chief



On the Frontlines:
  • Attorneys
  • Investigators
  • Paralegals
  • Psychiatric Social Workers
  • Clerical
  • Secretarial
Behind the Scenes:
  • Human Resources
  • Facilities Management
  • Fiscal Management
  • Information Technology

The Offices of the Los Angeles County Public Defender has offices in 39 separate locations throughout the County of Los Angeles. There are 1,122 budgeted positions of which 708 are attorneys (Deputy Public Defenders I through IV) positions and 38 managing attorney budgeted positions.

Integral to the collaborative team are 78 investigators, 55 paralegals, 17 psychiatric social workers, and a clerical/secretarial staff of approximately 150.

For more information regarding positions in the Public Defender's Office, click here to visit our Human Resource page.