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Los Angeles County District Attorney
Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office
LA County DA Seal.gif
Seal of District Attorney--County of Los Angeles
Office overview
Formed1852 (1852)
Preceding office
  • Court of Sessions
JurisdictionGovernment of Los Angeles County
HeadquartersClara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center
210 West Temple Street
Los Angeles, California,  United States
34°01?53?N 118°16?04?W / 34.031399°N 118.267882°W / 34.031399; -118.267882Coordinates: 34°01?53?N 118°16?04?W / 34.031399°N 118.267882°W / 34.031399; -118.267882
Annual budget$336,600,000 (2010)[1]
Office executive

The District Attorney of Los Angeles County is the district attorney (DA) for Los Angeles County, California, United States. The DA's office prosecutes felony and misdemeanor crimes that occur within the county. The current district attorney is Jackie Lacey.

Some misdemeanor crimes are prosecuted by local city attorneys. City attorneys prosecute misdemeanors and infractions that are violations of the municipal code governing incorporated cities, such as Los Angeles and Long Beach, within the county. All other felony and misdemeanors within Los Angeles County are prosecuted by the district attorney's office. According to the district attorney's official website, the office is the largest local prosecutor's office in the United States. The Los Angeles County Public Defender provides legal assistance to individuals charged with a crime who are financially unable to hire and pay for their own private lawyers.

List of District Attorneys

Num. Name Term
01. William C. Ferrell 1850-1851
02. Isaac K. Ogier 1851-1852
03. Kimball H. Dimmick 1852-1853
04. Benjamin Eaton 1853-1854
05. Cameron E. Thom 1854-1857
06. Ezra Drown 1857-1859
07. Edward J. C. Kewen 1859-1861
08. Ezra Drown 1861-1863
09. Alfred B. Chapman 1863-1864
10. Volney E. Howard 1864-1867
11. Alfred B. Chapman 1867-1869
12. Cameron E. Thom 1869-1873
13. Volney E. Howard 1873-1876
14. Rodney Hudson 1876-1877
15. Cameron E. Thom 1877-1879
16. Thomas B. Brown 1879-1882
17. Stephen M. White 1882-1884
18. George M. Holton 1884-1886
19. George S. Patton 1886-1887
20. J. R. Dupuy 1887-1888
21. Frank P. Kelly 1888-1890
22. James McLachlan 1890-1892
23. Henry C. Dillon 1892-1894
24. John C. Donnell 1895-1899
25. James C. Rives 1899-1903
26. J. D. Fredericks 1903-1915
27. Thomas L. Woolwine 1915-1923
28. Asa Keyes 1923-1928
29. Buron Fitts 1928-1940
30. John F. Dockweiler 1940-1943
31. Frederick N. Howser 1943-1946
32. William E. Simpson 1946-1951
33. S. Ernest Roll 1951-1956
34. William B. McKesson 1956-1964
35. Evelle J. Younger 1964-1971
36. Joseph P. Busch 1971-1975
37. John Van de Kamp 1975-1981
38. Robert Philibosian 1981-1984
39. Ira Reiner 1984-1992
40. Gil Garcetti 1992-2000
41. Steve Cooley 2000-2012
42. Jackie Lacey 2012-present

See also


  1. ^ a b "Assessor" (PDF). County of Los Angeles Annual Report 2009-2010. Public Affairs, Chief Executive Office. p. 20. Retrieved 2012.

External links

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