Devallis Rutledge is a former Santa Ana Police Officer who has been a prosecutor for more than 30 years. Devallis currently serves as Special Counsel for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, where he advises and assists the District Attorney as required with matters of: policy and procedure, civil litigation involving the Office, and legislation. He also coordinates with other agencies, drafts of correspondence and legal analyses, acts as representative on boards and committees (including County Prosecutors Association, Judicial Procedures Commission, Criminal Justice Working Group and Countywide Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee), and is legal staff liaison with law enforcement (including attendance at monthly meetings of the California Peace Officers Association Legal Advisors Committee, Peace Officers Association of Los Angeles County, Northeast Area Training Officers Association and South Bay Training Officers Association).
Devallis reviews and offers analysis of US Supreme Court cases and other significant judicial decisions to the District Attorney’s office, and has authored amicus briefs in 10 US Supreme Court cases. He is also the author of 11 criminal justice books, more than 100 published articles, and more than 1000 training bulletins.
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