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The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office is one of the finest organizations representing the people in criminal court proceedings in the state of California, if not the entire United States.

Our office strives to provide the best legal representation for the people, as well as the finest customer service to those we serve.

Located approximately 36 miles from downtown

Los Angeles, the county of San Bernardino is the largest county in the United States, spanning 20,105 square miles.

With a staff of 241 deputy district attorneys, 62 district attorney investigators, 41 victim advocates, 246 administrative and clerical staff members, and 10 law clerks, our office proudly serves the approximately 2.19 million people who live in our county, and countless more who work and play on a daily basis.

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A deputy district attorney is hugged by a widow at the conclusion of a painful trial.

OUR MISSION

The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office represents the interests of the People in the criminal justice system, as mandated by California State law. Your District Attorney’s Office serves the residents of San Bernardino County by:

  • Respecting and inspiring confidence in the rule of law, both inside and outside the Office;
  • Collaboratively ensuring justice with excellence, integrity, and compassion by transparently partnering with the public, law enforcement, and the judiciary;
  • Stewarding public resources to hold the guilty accountable, support victims of crime, and honoring the humanity of all involved in the criminal justice system;
  • Restoring a culture of service and accountability to the most powerful law office in the county whose singular mission will be to restore systems and people to provide equal justice for all.

THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY

Jason Anderson is the 36th district attorney to serve the people of San Bernardino County, since the office’s inception in 1853.

With over 23 years of experience in the legal field, Mr. Anderson has argued in court both as a district attorney, and a private practice criminal defense attorney. He brings knowledge from both sides of the courtroom to the district attorney’s office.

Mr. Anderson is committed to preserving the constitutional rights of all parties involved in the criminal justice process, and he seeks justice for those who have been the victim of crime.

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THE EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM

michael fermIn
Michael Fermin
Chief Assistant
District Attorney
julie peterson
Julie Peterson
Assistant
District Attorney
grover merritt
Grover Merritt
Special Assistant
To The District Attorney
eric hopley
Eric Hopley
Chief
Bureau of Investigation
flerida alarcon
Flerida Alarcon
Chief
Bureau of Victim Services
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Gordon Chapman
Chief
Bureau of IT Services

PREVIOUS DISTRICT ATTORNEYS

The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office was created by an act of the California State Legislature on February 27, 1853, and it has a long tradition of excellence.

William Stout
1853 – 1855

Ellis Ames
1856 – 1857

Samuel Serrine
1858

A.H. Clark
1859 – Never Served

S.R. Campbell
1859 – 1861

Henry M. Willis
1861

H.C. Rolfe
1862 – 1865

Hewlett Clark
1866 – 1870

John W. Satterwhite
1871 – 1873

William J. Curtiss II
1874 – 1877

Will A. Harris
1878

Henry Goodcell, Jr.
1879

C.W.C. Rowell
1880 – 1882

R. E. Bledsoe
1883

B.B. Harris
1884

John L. Campbell
1885 – 1886

A.B. Paris
1887 – 1888

T.J. Fording
1889 – 1890

Henry Conner
1891 – 1892

Frank Oster
1893 – 1894

Frank B. Daley
1895 – 1898

Jesse W. Curtis
1899 – 1902

L.M. Sprecher
1903 – 1906

Hugh L. Dickson
1907 – 1908

Walter E. Bryne
1909 – 1910

Rex B. Goodcell
1911 – 1914

Thomas W. Duckworth
1915 – 1922

George H. Johnson
1923 – 1930

Stanley Mussell
1931 – 1937

Jerome B. Kavanaugh
1937 – 1950

Lowell E. Lathrop
1951 – 1976

James M. Cramer
1976 – 1980

Dennis E. Kottmeier
1981 – 1994

Dennis L. Stout
1995 – 2002

Michael A. Ramos
2003 – 2018

Jason Anderson
2019 – Present

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