NEVADA CITY, Calif. March 8, 2017 –  Nevada City—The Nevada County District Attorney’s Office announced today that Assistant District Attorney Joe Alexander will take a senior management position with El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office.  ADA Alexander has deep ties with El Dorado County having worked in that office for 15 years before coming to Nevada County.  Joe Alexander and his family live in El Dorado County, and the opportunity to return to that office in a senior management position, for professional, financial and family reasons, according to Joe, “was simply too good to pass up”

ADA Alexander took on the duties of Assistant District Attorney in May 2016, and has by all accounts done an exceptional job.  He played a significant role guiding the team that apprehended three suspects accused of murdering Isaac Zafft and has lead our team of prosecutors in a very busy and productive year.  Joe enjoyed his tenure in Nevada County, has had a positive impact on the office and will be missed.  District Attorney Cliff Newell regretfully encouraged Joe in this move “Joe is a top prosecutor and has been a positive addition to the DA’s office.  While we are sorry to see him leave, we congratulate Joe on his future opportunities in returning to El Dorado County.”

Anticipating this development, District Attorney Cliff Newell and ADA Alexander have worked closely to develop a transition plan to ensure a seamless transition process for the office while the recruitment for a new Assistant District Attorney proceeds.