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    Contra Costa County

Meet the Attorneys

Aron DeFerrari
Aron DeFerrari

I want to assure that the District Attorney’s Office I consider my home continues to thrive into the future by securing competitive compensation for our current and future attorneys. Without compensation that makes our office competitive with other DA’s Offices in the region we will continue to lose talented attorneys that make our office the great place that it truly is.

Jay Melaas
Jay Melaas

I serve on this board to represent the interest of all association members. 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.

Lauren Whalen
Lauren Whalen

I’m honored to serve on this Board and represent so many talented attorneys. The privilege to work alongside such quality people is only further enhanced by the fact that I was raised in Contra Costa. The needs of this county demand that this office continue to recruit, develop and ultimately retain the very best.

Devon Bell
Devon Bell

Recruitment and retention of top prosecutors is vital to the protection of Contra Costa County. 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.

Steve Bolen
Steve Bolen

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. The institutional memory and experience of this group is highly valuable to our county and should be compensated accordingly.

Stephanie Kang
Stephanie Kang

It’s important that we 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.

Gillian Simmons
Gillian Simmons

I am honored to serve as the representative for our fixed-term attorneys. I look forward to being a voice for the new attorneys in our office and to ensuring that our unique perspectives are heard.

News & Events

  • “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, President

  •   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

    Stats, CCCDA