Gerald F. Siesel, Public Defender
Duties of the Public Defender
The Auglaize County Public Defender’s Office is responsible for providing legal representation to indigent persons charged with criminal offenses within the
Attorney Gerald F. Siesel is the third Public Defender in
The Public Defender’s Office currently works with a staff of two Deputy Public Defenders (Attorney Rob C. Wiesenmayer, II and S. Mark Weller), an office manager/administrative assistant, Anna Gibson, and a legal secretary, Diane Kraft. Additionally, the Public Defender’s Office is assisted from time to time by legal interns from area law schools and paralegal assistants from Rhodes State University.
The Public Defender’s Office works under the oversight of the Auglaize County Public Defender Commission, consisting of five members who serve pursuant to appointment by the Auglaize County Commissioners and the Presiding Judge of the
Office of the
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections (Offender Search)