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Carment Trutanich - City Attorney for the City of Los Angeles (elected on May 19, 2009)

Carment is running for Los Angeles county DA in 2012:
-Superlawyer/ One of the top 10 in the field of environmental law
-You have the right to protest; you don't have the right to break the law
-First and only Deputy D.A. to secure a death verdict


Carmen Trutanich To Run For District Attorney
NRI comunity leaders/businessmen raise funds

Los Angeles, Oct 05, 2011
Gary Singh/ Raj/ SS

Los Angeles residents must choose a new District Attorney (DA) on June 05, 2012 because of the retirement of Steve Cooley. District Attorney (DA) is an elected government official/ highest officeholder in the jurisdiction's legal department and supervises a staff of assistant (ADA) or deputy district atto-also represents the government in the prosecution of criminal offenses.

This election is still nine months off, but Fund-Raising Is Already Well Under Way.

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Last week end, NRI leaders and businessmen from Punjabi and Gujarati community get together at Rattan Joe's house, a private dinner to raise funds for next District Attorney (DA) candidate Mr. Carmen A. Trutanich.

Mr. rattan said:

  • Carmen Trutanich has already made a big impact by fighting gangs, supporting mentoring and gang prevention programs, stopping illegal billboard blight and strongly opposing cuts to L.A.'s prosecutorial staff.
  • As NRI community, it is our responsibility to participate to help to elect right candidate and have our voices heard.We are turning to you to make a difference for our community!

Carmen Trutanich said:

  • As senior prosecutor in the Hardcore Gang Unit of the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, I successfully convicted one of the most notorious and violent gang leaders in Los Angeles.
  • I endured death threats towards my family and narrowly escaped a shootout where members of the "Bloods" gang tried to kill me before the trial.
  • I will bring a new perspective on crime in Los Angeles, one which will promote safe streets, safe schools and safe neighborhoods.

Carmen Trutanich- Bio
Carmen A. Trutanich was born and raised in San Pedro neighborhood of South Los Angeles, attended local schools; earning both his undergraduate degree and MBA at the University of Southern California and also completed his law degree from South Bay University in 1978

  • He was elected City Attorney for the City of Los Angeles on May 19, 2009. (Endorsements from the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Daily News, California Leader Magazine and Daily Breeze.

  • After completing his law degree, Carmen joined the L.A. County District Attorney's Office, where he cut his teeth in the "Hard Core Gang Division" before playing an instrumental role in the formation and success of the Environmental Crimes/OSHA Division. Determined to complete an ongoing gang prosecution.

  • He became the first and only Deputy D.A. to secure a death verdict while assigned to the Environmental Crimes/ OSHA Unit.

  • He is the first prosecutor in California to obtain a felony conviction for illegal disposal of hazardous waste and the first to draft a set of court-approved jury instructions for environmental crimes.

  • In1988, he left the District Attorney’s Office to work in private practice by establishing Trutanich-Michel, LLP, where he has been lead trial counsel in more than 300 trials, including more than 100 jury trials-by focusing on environmental litigation.

“Superlawyer”: He has been named a Southern California “Superlawyer” for the past four years in a row, and has received an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubell, the highest possible rating, in the areas of legal ability and ethical standards.

One of the top 10 in the field of environmental law: California Lawyer magazine chose him as one of the top 10 in the field of environmental law and land use in his roles as practitioner and instructor.

Innovations in Criminal Justice Award : Oct. 03, 2011. A national prosecutor’s organization has honored him with his Innovations in Criminal Justice Award. His recognition was based on the office’s use of injunctions as a means of controlling tagging crews, gangs and drug dealers, and establishing a “safety zone” in skid row.

“You have the right to protest; you don't have the right to break the law," Trutanich said in an LA Times article.

  • Trutanich has proposed that protestors who illegally block streets, resist arrest, and assemble unlawfully be charged with misdemeanors that carry a maximum sentence of up to one year in jail.
  • He fully support every person’s right to free speech, and their right to protest, but nowhere in the First Amendment does it give anyone a right to lie down in the street and impede traffic

Trutanich married to Noreen and have four children.

In 2009, Noreen retired after 30 years as a flight attendant.Both Noreen and Nuch sacrificed sleep and time together to give their four children a well-grounded family life.Noreen said that she realized at the time (and continues to appreciate) just how lucky she was. She and Nuch shared the housekeeping and childrearing tasks that many men didn’t really get involved with 20+ years ago.

“I’m so proud of my husband! He’s such a great dad and family man. In many ways, the job schedule I had was a blessing. Our kids grew up as close to him as to me. Nuch would be up with them at night and change their diapers. When they got older, he coached their teams. In our house, there were no ‘Mom jobs’ or ‘Dad jobs.’ We were parents and we worked as a team.” (from spouses-who-work-together-carmen-noreen-trutanich)

Their children:

  • Kristin is a Deputy D.A. currently assigned to Long Beach Juvenile
  • Nicholas serves as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Central District of California
  • Kimberly is an educator
  • Caitlin is studying at Santa Clara University.




MORE PHOTOS at Joe's house, a private dinner to raise funds



Carment Trutanich - elected City Attorney for the City of Los Angeles on May 19, 2009

  • He is running for Los Angeles county DA in 2012.