Steven B. Wolfson was appointed
District Attorney by the Clark County Board of Commissioners on Jan. 24, 2012. He was chosen to serve out three years remaining on a four-year term vacated by David Roger who retired Jan. 3, 2012.
Wolfson was among seven candidates vying for the position. A screening committee appointed by County Manager Don Burnette reviewed the applications and interviewed the candidates before narrowing the field to three finalists. Wolfson will have to run for re-election in 2015 to retain the district attorney seat.
Wolfson comes to the County from the city of Las Vegas where he served almost two full terms 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 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 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, currently sitting as proprietor of Wolfson and Associates, Attorneys at Law since 1990.
His public sector work includes a past stint in the 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 has been married more than 25 years to Jackie Glass, star of the CBS show "Swift Justice with Jackie Glass." They have two daughters, Rachel and Rebecca.