Meet The District Attorney

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Office of the District Attorney
 Plumas County, California
David Hollister, District Attorney

In 2023, David Hollister began his 4th term as Plumas County District Attorney – the first district attorney in Plumas County’s 169 years history to have been elected in four consecutive elections. Mr. Hollister has served as a prosecutor in Plumas and Alameda counties for the past 31 years while successfully prosecuting many trials to jury verdicts including crimes involving child abuse, sexual assault, arson, rape, and murder. Among the cases he prosecuted are a handful receiving national attention including the Wallin-Reed “Stand your Ground” murder case featured on NBC Dateline and the Plumas National Forest (Minerva) arson case. During Mr. Hollister’s four terms as district attorney, the Plumas County District Attorney’s Office has maintained a high conviction rate while having no cases reversed on appeal.

Upon becoming Plumas County’s 29th district attorney in 2011, Mr. Hollister created the DA Alternative Sentencing Program, which founded and administers county-wide programs for the criminal justice system including the Community Justice Court (formerly Drug Court) and Mental Health Court (AB 1810 court).  Mr. Hollister also introduced the multi-agency Truancy Prevention Team which halved the county’s truancy rate in its first two years of existence.

During his career as a prosecutor, Mr. Hollister has lectured to local law enforcement, numerous grade school, high school, and college classes, and led seminars for the California District Attorney’s Associate and California State Bar Association.

Mr. Hollister graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law where he was Student Bar Association President. He received his undergraduate degree from Southern Oregon University where he lettered in basketball all four years, was named NAIA District 2 Scholar Athlete, and graduated cum laude.