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About the Author

Michael A. Jacobs
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Originally from Long Island, New York, the author moved to California to attend Occidental College. Upon graduating from Loyola University School of law he was employed as an associate attorney with the law firm Bodkin, McCarthy, Sergeant & Smith. In 1975, he began a career with the Orange County District Attorney's Office that ended in 2006. During his time in the D.A.s Office he spent a total of 25 years working in nearly every vertical trial unit including 13 years in the Homicide Unit which he supervised for three years. Labeled a "maverick district attorney" by the LA Times, Mr. Jacobs was terminated in 2001 for speaking out against public corruption in the office. After prevailing in a prolonged arbitration proceeding, he was reinstated and returned to the Office in in 2003. After leaving the Office, he commenced a private civil law practice in Orange County and began work on TRACKRS. He is presently working on a second nonfiction book about his experience working in our criminal justice system.