Meet the Attorneys
I serve on the District Attorneys’ Association Board to ensure that the interests of our attorneys are represented and our voices are heard, allowing us to focus our energies on the fight for justice inside the courtroom.
I am excited to return to the Association Board to represent our incredible attorney staff. This includes advocating for pay that is commensurate with similar counties and reflective of the important work these attorneys do to keep this community safe.
I am excited to transition roles on the Board. I look forward to my new role as Secretary and am thrilled to be able to continue to advocate for all the attorneys in our office and to ensuring that everyone’s voice is heard.
I am honored to serve as a representative and prioritize our commitment to recruit, teach, and retain the best prosecutors. I believe we can do so by advocating for both fair and competitive salaries as well as policies that promote a positive and supportive work environment.
I want to represent those prosecutors who have dedicated their careers to protecting the citizens of our county as demonstrated by their longevity and accomplishments.
I am dedicated to ensuring my fellow association members’ interests are represented through union actions, especially county negotiations.
I serve to be a reliable point of contact and strong advocate for our office’s fixed-term DDAs. I will work to secure new opportunities and competitive benefits for new DDAs to attract the best talent and retain our current first-rate slate of fixed-term attorneys.
We are grateful to the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors for recognizing that in order to achieve true public safety in our County, we must commit to fair compensation for criminal prosecutors. Attracting – and keeping – the best prosecutors requires that our pay be competitive amongst the nine Bay Area Counties; the Board of Supervisors recognized that and we are appreciative of their efforts to help us maintain a strong District Attorney’s Office.
Aron DeFerrari, CCCDA
What we did in 2016…. 92 felony trials, 1,086 felony trial days 89% felony conviction rate 204 misdemeanor trials Over 15.2 million dollars in restitution ordered for victims of crime