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Jail Reform and Custody Operations Team

Attorneys

Douglas M. Press

Assistant County Counsel

Douglas Press oversees the Office’s Civil Rights, Tort, and Employment Litigation Team, Health and Hospitals Team, and Jail Reform and Custody Operations Team.

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Melissa Kiniyalocts

Lead Deputy County Counsel

Melissa Kiniyalocts is the Lead of the Jail Reform and Custody Operations Team, and advises the Custody Health Services Department, the Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office, and the Santa Clara County Library District.

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Katherine Erickson

Deputy County Counsel

Katherine Erickson advises the Social Services Agency and the Office of Supportive Housing. She also advises the County on jail reform and custody operations.

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Shreya Gupta

Deputy County Counsel

Shreya Gupta advises the Custody Health Services Department and the County on jail reform and custody operations.

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Aryn Harris

Deputy County Counsel

Aryn Harris advises the County on jail reform and custody operations; represents the County in federal and state courts in civil rights, tort, and employment litigation matters; and advises the Civil Grand Jury.

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Sterling Larnerd

Deputy County Counsel

Sterling Larnerd advises the Office of the Sheriff. She also advises the County on jail reform and custody operations.

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Cara H. Sandberg

Deputy County Counsel

Cara Sandberg advises the County on jail reform and custody operations and represents the County in affirmative litigation matters.

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Kanwalroop Kaur Singh

Deputy County Counsel

Kanwalroop Kaur Singh advises the County on jail reform and custody operations, and represents the County in federal and state courts in civil rights, tort, and employment litigation matters.

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Braeden Sullivan

Deputy County Counsel

Braeden Sullivan advises the County on jail reform and custody operations and represents the Department of Family and Children’s Services in juvenile dependency matters.

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