District Attorney's Office
Washoe County District Attorney
Christopher J. Hicks
email us: [email protected]
The Washoe County District Attorney’s Office is dedicated to the pursuit of justice for the over 440,000 citizens of Washoe County and plays a major role in the safety of the public it serves. The office is led by an elected District Attorney who is selected by popular vote to a four year term. Current District Attorney Christopher J. Hicks is the 37th District Attorney for Washoe County to be elected since the office was established in 1864. The District Attorney’s Office is divided into four divisions, Criminal, Civil, Family Support and Administration. Over 170, prosecutors, attorneys, legal support staff, investigators and victim advocates diligently contribute to the work of prosecuting crimes committed in our area and a variety of other legal functions in support of county government.
The primary mission of the office is achieving justice and protecting the welfare of the community. The agency operates on a 22 million dollar budget which provides for day to day operations of its mandated duties. The Criminal Division is charged with prosecution of felony, gross misdemeanor and juvenile crimes, as well as certain misdemeanors which occur within the jurisdiction of the office. The Civil Division provides legal representation to County’s agencies and departments including the Board of County Commissioners. The Family Support Division safeguards the rights of children by enforcing child support obligations in accordance with Nevada law. Finally, the Administration Division is charged with the operational management of the office to include finance, budget, grant administration, human resources, training and professional development and special projects. We encourage you to learn more about your Washoe County District Attorney’s Office.