NAPIPA - Regional Board

Southern California Chapter

 

PRESIDENT
MIJI VELLAKKATEL

Deputy District Attorney

Los Angeles County

 

Miji J. Vellakkatel as been a Deputy District Attorney with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office since 2005. Miji is a graduate of Whittier Law School. He currently is the Special Assistant to the Director of the office’s Bureau of Victim Services .  His previous assignments include Habeas Litigation, Family Violence Division, and Compton and Pomona branch offices prosecuting cases involving domestic violence, child abuse, and sexual assault.  Miji is involved in the Los Angeles County Bar Association and volunteers at a non-profit organization focused on ending all forms of abuse.

 

VICE PRESIDENT 

ROBERT SONG
Deputy District Attorney

Los Angeles County

 

Robert Song has been a deputy district attorney for Los Angeles County for 13 years and is assigned to the Hardcore Gang Division.  Before working for LA County, he was a deputy city prosecutor for the city of Long Beach.  He presently serves as a vice chair for the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section.  He received his BA from UC Irvine and his law degree from the University of San Diego.

 

TREASURER

JONATHAN CHANG
Deputy District Attorney

Los Angeles County

 

John Chang has been a prosecutor with the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office since 2008.  He is currently assigned to the Hardcore Gang Division, where he works with numerous law enforcement agencies in criminal prosecutions of complex litigation gang cases.  His previous assignments include Central Trials – 11, Central Preliminary Hearings, Juvenile, and misdemeanor court in Compton, El Monte, and Whittier.  He has conducted numerous trainings for deputy district attorneys and for law enforcement officers.  He also volunteers weekly with 5th grade students through the Project L.E.A.D. program to help children learn about the justice system. 

 

SECRETARY

LUCREZIA PRATICO
Deputy District Attorney

Los Angeles County

 

Lucrezia Pratico has been a Deputy District Attorney for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office since 2013.  She earned her Political Science degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Juris Doctorate from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.  While at law school she interned at the San Francisco Public Defender’s office and the Sacramento County District Attorney’s office.  After law school she worked at the Long Beach City Prosecutor’s Office before joining the District Attorney’s office in Los Angeles.

BOARD MEMBER

BILLY HA

Deputy District Attorney

Santa Barbara County

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MARIO HAIDAR

Deputy District Attorney

Los Angeles County

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JUREE KIM

Deputy District Attorney

Los Angeles County

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WHELMA LLANOS

Deputy District Attorney

Los Angeles County

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KENNES MA

Deputy District Attorney

Los Angeles County

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SCOTT MCPHERON

Deputy District Attorney

Los Angeles County

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KAREN NISHITA

Deputy District Attorney

Los Angeles County

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IAN PHAN

Deputy District Attorney

Los Angeles County

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