Meet The District Attorney

Donald A. du Bain
Solano County District Attorney

Donald A. du Bain took the oath of office as Solano County’s 27th District Attorney on January 3, 2011.

As a candidate for District Attorney, du Bain ran on an aggressive reform platform, seeking a return to fairness, responsiveness and effectiveness in the office of the chief prosecutor.  Focused on creating a solid bench of well-rounded and experienced deputies who succeed on merit, he plans to improve communication between his office and victims, the police and the community at large by adopting a customer service attitude that puts the needs of victims first.

Beyond internal reforms, du Bain, who has been a volunteer tutor at the Omega Boys & Girls Club, plans to make crime prevention a priority, noting the long-term benefits to society and taxpayers, and is working collaboratively with local police chiefs and the Sheriff to find ways to keep children in school and out of crime.
In 1993, he began his career at the Solano County District Attorney’s Office, where he has prosecuted a broad range of cases, including 62 felony trials involving career criminals, narcotics trafficking, burglaries, robberies, sexual assaults and other felonies.
A 1977 graduate of Stanford University with a degree in History, du Bain holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Yale University and a law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Prior to his career as a prosecutor, du Bain worked as a logger on the Olympic Coast of Washington, as a legislative aide to former Congressman Pete McCloskey, and as a financial manager in several high technology companies in the Bay Area.