District Attorney Vern Pierson
El Dorado County, California
In 2006, Vern Pierson was elected as District Attorney of El Dorado County and is currently serving his fourth term. Vern has been a prosecutor for 28 years, serving in various capacities as Deputy District Attorney, Deputy Attorney General, and Chief Assistant District Attorney. In addition, he currently serves as the President of the California District Attorneys Association and is the author of the California Evidence Pocketbook. Vern received a Master Degree from the Naval Postgraduate School, Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS). His thesis argued for re-examination of the role of psychology within extremism and serves as a subject matter expert for CHDS. Vern has three children who each graduated from Oak Ridge High School. His two sons have served in active duty in the 82nd Airborne and his daughter is completing her teaching credential with hopes of being a high school teacher.