As the Assistant District Attorney, he serves as the office’s public information officer and grand jury liaison. He is responsible for Public Records Act compliance, extradition reviews, and the review for filing of all homicide, public integrity, Brown Act and Fair Political Practices Act cases. He chairs the County Human Trafficking Task Force, as well as the Intimate Partner Violence Coalition. His supervisory duties include the Christopher G. Money Victim Witness Assistance Center, the juvenile unit, the sexual assault unit, the special prosecutions unit, and the Mentally Disordered Offender unit.
As a Deputy District Attorney, Eric successfully prosecuted a variety of cases, including codefendants Jesse Baker-Riley and Ryan James Johnson for a home invasion robbery that resulted in the shooting death of a 17-year-old juvenile; and the prosecution of Clifford Scott, Jr. for the first degree attempted murder of California Highway Patrol Officer Adrian Ayala. Most recently, Eric has led our special prosecutions unit, focusing on consumer and environmental protection, and major fraud prosecutions.
Prior to joining the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office, Eric served as a Deputy District Attorney in Ventura County for five years prosecuting a variety of misdemeanor and felony case types.
Eric received his Bachelor of Science degree from Oregon State University in Geology and Environmental Science in 1995, and his Juris Doctorate degree from Northwestern School of Law (Portland) with emphasis in Environmental and Natural Resources Law in 1999.