District attorneys (DAs) are elected officials entrusted with representing their county or judicial district. At the heart of their responsibilities lies the weighty task of evaluating evidence gathered by law enforcement, which involves a nuanced assessment to determine the viability of pursuing criminal charges. Once a decision is made, the DA steps into the courtroom, where they present cases, assembling facts and arguments to seek convictions against those accused of crimes. 

However, the role of a district attorney extends beyond the courtroom. In the relentless pursuit of justice, they forge symbiotic relationships with law enforcement agencies, collaborating closely during criminal investigations. They are dedicated to upholding the rule of law and ensuring the safety and well-being of their community. 

The University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law proudly celebrates the impressive achievement of having 13 alumni currently serving their communities as district attorneys. 

Two McGeorge School of Law alumni are serving as the top law-enforcement officials in counties where Pacific houses a campus. Ron Freitas, ’88, of San Joaquin County and Thien Ho, ’98, of Sacramento County were elected as district attorney in their counties in June 2022 and began service in January 2023.

Krishna Abrams
District Attorney Krishna Abrams, ’93

Krishna Abrams, ‘93 (Solano County, CA) 

Abrams is the first female District Attorney of Solano County, currently serving her third term. She has dedicated over 25 years to public service.  

Stephanie Ward Bridgett
District Attorney Stephanie Bridgett, ’01

Stephanie Ward Bridgett, ‘01 (Shasta County, CA) 

Bridgett is the first woman to serve as the Shasta County District Attorney. She served in the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office for nearly 20 years.  

Stacey Eads
District Attorney Stacey Eads, ’01

Stacey Eads, ‘01 (Humboldt County, CA) 

Eads serves as the Humboldt County District Attorney. She previously served as the county’s Assistant District Attorney. 

Ron Freitas
District Attorney Ron Freitas, ’88

Ron Freitas, ‘88 (San Joaquin County, CA) 

Freitas serves as the San Joaquin County District Attorney. He is the founder of the San Joaquin County Homicide, Evidence, and the Grand Jury Task Forces. 

Thien Ho
District Attorney Thien Ho, ’98

Thien Ho, ‘98 (Sacramento County, CA) 

Ho holds the position of Sacramento County District Attorney and is renowned for his successful prosecution of the Golden State Killer. 

Brian Kunzi
District Attorney Brian Kunzi, ’83

Brian Kunzi, ‘83 (Nye County, NV) 

Kunzi serves as the Nye County District Attorney. He previously served in the State Bar of Nevada and the Nevada Attorney General’s Office. 

Anne Langer
District Attorney Anne Langer, ’86

Anne Langer, ‘86 (Storey County, NV) 

Langer serves as the Storey County District Attorney. Prior to this, she was the Chief Deputy Prosecutor in the Carson City District Attorney’s Office. 

Kevin Pasquale, ‘84 (Humboldt County, NV) 

Pasquale serves as the Humboldt County District Attorney. He previously served as the county’s Chief Deputy District Attorney. 

Todd Reibe
District Attorney Todd Reibe, ’90

Todd Reibe, ‘90 (Amador County, CA)  

Reibe has served as the Amador County District Attorney since 1998. Prior to being elected District Attorney, he was the Chief Staff Attorney for Barker & Associates. 

Jeff Reisig
District Attorney Jeff Reisig, ’96

Jeff Reisig, ‘96 (Yolo County, CA) 

Since 2007, Reisig has served as the Yolo County District Attorney. He spearheads one of California’s most dynamic environmental protection divisions. 

Michael Ramsey
District Attorney Michael Ramsey, ’77

Michael Ramsey, ‘77 (Butte County, CA) 

Since 1987, Ramsey has been elected and reelected as the Butte County District Attorney nine times, making him the longest-serving elected District Attorney in California. 

Summer Stephan
District Attorney Summer Stephan, ’86

Summer Stephan, ‘86 (San Diego County, CA) 

Since 2018, Stephan has been serving as the San Diego County District Attorney, overseeing one of California’s largest DA’s Offices and the fifth-largest in the United States.  

Jesse Wilson
District Attorney Jesse Wilson, ’11

Jesse Wilson, ‘11 (Nevada County, CA) 

Having served as the Nevada County Deputy District Attorney for six years, Wilson ascended to the position of Nevada County District Attorney in 2021. 

Throughout 2024, the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law will celebrate members of its vast alumni network in honor of the school’s 100-year anniversary. This post is part of a series highlighting 100 exceptional McGeorge School of Law alumni.   

Stay tuned for more blog posts as we celebrate the law school’s centennial anniversary.