2017-2018 DDAA Board of Directors

Steven Walter, President

Steven Walter was first elected to the DDAA Board in 2003.  He served as DDAA Vice President from 2010-2014.   Mr. Walter also serves on San Diegans Against Crime, the political action committee of the DDAA.  Mr. Walter is currently assigned to the Insurance Fraud Division.

Bryn Kirvin, Vice President

Bryn Kirvin completed her undergraduate degree at Occidental College in 1993.   She earned her juris doctorate at California Western School of Law in 1998.

After having worked 11 years in trial rotations within the San Diego District Attorney’s Office, Ms. Kirvin is currently assigned to the Collaborative Courts Division.

Ms. Kirvin was first elected to the DDAA Board in 2009.

Benjamin Barlow, Secretary

Benjamin Barlow began his career as a prosecutor in the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office in 2010. During his career, he has served in the Family Protection Division, the South Bay Office and the Vista Office.

Mr. Barlow was first elected to the DDAA Board in 2014, and re-elected in 2016.

Trisha Amador, Treasurer

Ms. Amador was elected the DDAA Treasurer in 2015, and re-elected in 2016.

Roy Lai, Director

Roy Lai began his career as a prosecutor in the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office in 2005.  During his career, he has served in the South Bay Branch, the North County Branch, the Juvenile Branch, the Family Protection Division, and on the Felony Trial Team and Major Violator Team in the Superior Court Division.   Mr. Lai is currently assigned to the Economic Crimes Division.

Mr. Lai was elected to the DDAA Board in 2015.  He was re-elected in 2017.

George Modlin, Director

George Modlin is currently assigned to our El Cajon Branch Office

Mr. Modlin was elected to the DDAA Board in 2016. He was re-elected in 2017.

John Dunlap, Director

John Dunlap has been a prosecutor since 2004, serving in Maryland from 2004-2009, and in Virginia from 2009-2012, before moving to San Diego to be closer to family.  He joined the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office in 2012 and was first assigned to the Vista branch.  Mr. Dunlap served as the Felony Prison Crimes Prosecutor in the South Bay branch. He is currently assigned to the Gangs Division. 

Mr. Dunlap earned his law degree from Syracuse University College of Law and is a graduate of Gettysburg College.   He has been admitted to the practice of law in California, Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.

Mr. Dunlap was elected to the DDAA Board in 2015.  He was re-elected in 2017. 

Scott Pirrello, Director

Scott Pirrello received his Bachelor of Science degree in Real Estate Finance from Pennsylvania State University and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Diego School of Law.

Mr. Pirrello began his career as a prosecutor spending two years at the San Diego City Attorney’s Office.   He was hired as a Deputy District Attorney for San Diego County in January 2008.   Since 2009, Mr. Pirrello has been assigned to the Family Protection Division.

Mr. Pirrello was first elected to the DDAA Board in 2014. He was re-elected in 2015 and 2017.

Alison Boutilier, Director

Alison Boutilier received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from San Diego State University and her Juris Doctor from University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento.

She began her prosecutorial career in Sutter County, prosecuting narcotics, domestic violence and general felonies for four years.  In 2011 Alison moved back to San Diego and became a prosecutor for the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office.  She is currently assigned to the Narcotics Division.

Ms. Boutilier was first elected to the DDAA Board in 2013.  She was re-elected in 2015 and 2017. 

Hailey Williams, Director

Hailey Williams received her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Sociology and her Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Diego.  She began her career as a prosecutor in the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office in 2017 in the El Cajon branch.

Ms. Williams was elected to the DDAA Board in 2017. 

Shannon Welton, Director

Shannon Welton received her undergraduate and Juris Doctorate from the University of San Diego.  She was a Deputy District Attorney for over 2 years before transferring to the newly established Department of Child Support Services.

Ms. Welton is currently assigned as a DCSS managing attorney over a litigation team, as well as litigating complex and high profile matters.  In addition to her litigation assignment, she is the lead attorney on a variety of projects, including the Homeless Veteran’s Outreach Project, and the Homeless Court Initiative.

Ms. Welton was first elected to the DDAA Board in 2011. She was re-elected in 2013, 2015, and 2017.

 

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