Grace Kouba

​Deputy County Counsel

Grace Kouba joined the Office of the County Counsel in 2019. As a member of the Child and Family Protection Team, Grace advises the Department of Family and Children’s Services in child abuse and neglect cases and represents DFCS in juvenile dependency court proceedings. Before joining the Office, Grace served as a prosecutor in the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office, prosecuting adult and juvenile matters. She has first-chaired over a dozen trials and worked closely with local and state law enforcement agencies to support and assist in criminal investigations.

 Grace's professional expertise includes:

  • Trial practice
  • Adult and juvenile criminal law and litigation
  • Child dependency law
  • Investigations
  • Law and motion practice


  • Stanford Law School, J.D., 2016
    • Co-President, Criminal Law Society
    • Pro Bono High Distinction Recipient
    • Public Interest Mentor
  • Dartmouth College, B.A., Linguistics, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2013

Prior Experience

  • Deputy District Attorney for Santa Clara County, Office of the District Attorney (2017-2019)

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