Michael S. Penrod, Public Defender
I was born and raised in Pinetop-Lakeside and am a fifth generation resident of Navajo County. I attended Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, for my undergraduate degree, and Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas for my law degree. After graduating law school in 2009, I moved back to the Pinetop-Lakeside area and began practicing law. After practicing law in the private sector for four years, I joined the Navajo County Public Defender's Office in September, 2013, as a Deputy Public Defender, and was promoted to the Public Defender position in January, 2015. "I am extremely excited to serve the people of Navajo County as Public Defender. I look forward to a long and prosperous career with the Pulbic Defender's Office, being able to help the people of my community is an opportutnity I look forward to."
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Anna M. Atencio, Deputy Public Defender
I received my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1994, Juris Doctorate in 1997, and have practiced law for 17 years.
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Gavin O'Connor, Deputy Public Defender
I started my career helping indigent clients at Community Legal Services and was heavily involved in the Juvenile Legal Assistant Program I moved to Northern Arizona and became the managing public defender on the Hopi Reservation. I subsequently joined the Navajo County Public Defender's Office in August of 2013. My assignments have included major felonies, misdemeanors, and juvenile delinquency matters. I have an undergraduate degree in history and political science from the University of Arizona, master's degree from Syracuse University, and a law degree from the Phoenix School of Law. I am a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
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Robert Daly, Deputy Public Defender
I have spent my entire legal career with the Navajo County Public Defender's Office. My assignments have included juvenile delinquency matters, mental health cases, misdemeanors, dependency cases, and major felonies. I earned my Juris Doctorate from Arizona State University. While in law school, I clerked for a criminal judge in the Maricopa County Superior Court and interned at the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. I also spent numerous hours volunteering for the Homeless Legal Assistance Program at the CASS shelter in Phoenix, AZ. I earned my undergraduate degree in business from Western International University. I am a fluent Spanish speaker.
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Justin Gettler, Deputy Public Defender
I am originally from Iowa, but have been predominately living in Arizona since 2006. I served four years as a C-130 loadmaster in the USAF, and am a veteran of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. Upon discharge, I attendedNorthern Arizona University and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor's degree in Administration of Justice. I started law school at Phoenix School of Law, but transferred to The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law located in Washington, DC. I interned with Cavanagh Law in Phoenix and participated in the school's legal clinic where I represented underprivileged members of society with their legal needs. I graduated Cum Laude and began working with the Navajo County Public Defender's Office in March, 2015. I currently handle misdemeanors and juvenile delinquency matters.
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