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Jeremy A. Avila

Deputy County Counsel

Jeremy A. Avila joined the Office of the County Counsel in 2019.  As a member of the Civil & Code Enforcement Section, Jeremy represents the County in a variety of enforcement actions.  Before joining the Office, he served as a prosecutor for six years, prosecuting sophisticated drug traffickers, serious and violent felonies, and crimes of domestic violence, elder abuse, and child abuse.  He also worked closely with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to support and assist in criminal investigations.  Jeremy brings extensive courtroom experience, having briefed and argued countless motions and first-chaired 30 trials in state court. 

Jeremy's professional expertise includes:

  • Trial practice
  • Criminal law and litigation
  • Investigations
  • Law and motion practice

Education

  • UCLA School of Law, J.D., 2011
    • Co-Editor-in-Chief, Chicano-Latino Law Review, 2010
    • Distinguished Advocate, UCLA Moot Court Honors, 2010
    • First Place, UCLA First Year Moot Court Competition, 2009
  • University of Southern California, B.A., 2008

Professional Associations

  • Member, American Constitution Society, Bay Area Lawyer Chapter (2012-Present)
  • Member, Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (2012-Present)
  • Member, Santa Clara County Bar Association (2012-Present)
  • Member, Santa Clara County La Raza Lawyers Association (2012-Present)

Prior Experience

  • Deputy District Attorney for Santa Clara County, Office of the District Attorney (2014-2019)
  • Deputy District Attorney for Monterey County District Attorney's Office (2012-2014)
  • Intern for The White House, Domestic Policy Council, Office of Social Innovation & Civic Participation (2010)

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