MEET DISTRICT ATTORNEY
As Clark County’s top prosecutor, District Attorney Steve Wolfson leads the largest and busiest law firm in the state of Nevada.
Wolfson manages a $65 million budget and over 700 employees, including 170 attorneys, in four different divisions which, combined, handle over 100,000 cases annually.
Wolfson believes he has a responsibility as the District Attorney to balance two important priorities: public safety and true justice reform.
Under Wolfson’s leadership, the office has introduced many reform programs to address disparities within the criminal justice system. Throughout his nearly ten years in office, D.A. Wolfson has made reform his priority. Recognizing that reform requires action, Wolfson has been instrumental in creating several programs that provide solutions to problems in areas of the criminal justice system that were lacking in true reform. Check out the “Smart Reform” tab on this site for more information.
In addition to being a reformer, Wolfson believes in righting wrongs. He created the first Conviction Review Unit in Nevada. This unit offers people who have been convicted of a crime a mechanism to request that the conviction be reviewed. He tapped a career Public Defender to lead this team in his office, and one of the cases reviewed so far resulted in the release of an innocent man who was previously convicted and served 22 years in prison for murder.
Wolfson has been a member of our community for over 40 years, and through his public service, he strives to make Clark County a safer place to live, work and play.