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    District Attorneys' Association

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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.

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.

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.  

Saron Tesfai
Saron Tesfai

I want to serve on this Board to ensure that our positive impact in the community is appreciated and that our members receive fair compensation.  I want the Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office to have a work atmosphere that attracts and retains the best attorneys in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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.

Chris Sansoe
Chris Sansoe

The association members who have been with the office between 3 and 10 years make up a substantial portion of this office. I serve so that those members may have a voice in the makeup, environment, and direction which the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office takes.

Testimonials

  • 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

    Stats, CCCDA