As Clark County’s top prosecutor, District Attorney Steven Wolfson leads the largest and busiest law firm in the state.
Wolfson manages a $65 million budget and nearly 700 employees, including over 160 attorneys, who handle approximately 55,000 cases annually.
Wolfson joined the Clark County District Attorney's Office in February of 2012, upon appointment by the Clark County Board of Commissioners. He was chosen to serve the three years remaining on a four-year term vacated by the previous district attorney who retired. Wolfson will have to run for election in 2014 to retain the position of district attorney.
Wolfson comes to the County from the city of Las Vegas where he served nearly eight years as a city councilman. He was elected in June 2004 to represent Ward 2 which encompasses the westernmost portions of the city, including parts of Summerlin, Peccole Ranch, Queensridge and The Lakes. On May 6, 2009, after running unopposed, he was sworn in for a second full term, which would have ended in June 2013. Wolfson resigned from his city council position to become district attorney.
As a city councilman, Wolfson served on the city of Las Vegas Audit Oversight Committee, Corridor of Hope Task Force, Local Law Enforcement Advisory Committee, Yucca Mountain Nuclear Repository Committee, the Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition and was vice-chairman of the Metropolitan Police Committee on Fiscal Affairs.
Wolfson is the President-Elect of the Nevada District Attorney’s Association. Since taking office he has implemented a community outreach program for employees in the District Attorney’s Office. This allows Deputy District Attorneys and other staff to participate in a variety of outreach and education events, including Nevada Reading Week, Career Days at elementary and middle schools, Back-to-School Fairs and partnering with Project REAL (Real Education About the Law) to teach students about the judicial system and the prosecutor’s role in that system.
Wolfson brings many years of experience in the legal field to the district attorney's office. He has worked in the public as well as private sectors, most recently as proprietor of Wolfson and Associates, Attorneys at Law since 1990.
His public sector work includes a past stint in the Clark County District Attorney's Office as well as the United States Attorney’s Office. He has also been active with the State Bar of Nevada by serving on the Board of Governors, the Judicial Ethics and Campaign Election Practices Committee, and other bar-related committees. Additionally, Wolfson was chairman of the State Bar of Nevada Ethics 2000 Committee, a blue ribbon committee established by the Nevada Supreme Court, to review and bring up-to-date all Supreme Court rules involving attorney conduct.
Wolfson was born in Los Angeles, Calif. He received a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from San Diego State University and a Juris Doctorate from California Western School of Law. Wolfson has been married more than 28 years to former District Court Judge Jackie Glass. They have two daughters, Rachel and Rebecca.