James Coulter, JD
Faculty Mentor, Law
Areas of Interest and Expertise
Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Evidence

Bio

Mr. Coulter is presently the Assistant District Attorney in charge of the Central Justice Center for the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, which is responsible for handling all of the general misdemeanor and felony cases for the Central Orange County jurisdiction. He started his career as a prosecutor in the Riverside D.A.’s office before transferring to Orange County in 1989. He has handled thousands of criminal cases while serving in a number of different assignments in the office, including heading the Training Division, which is responsible for the training all of the attorney’s, paralegals and investigators in the office.

He holds a JD from Pepperdine Law School and BBA from the University of Southern California. In addition to his work as a Deputy District Attorney, he instructs police officers in the areas of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault laws. Finally, he mentors students at California Southern Law School in the areas of: Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Evidence.

ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY
Orange County District Attorney’s Office
Prosecution of all types of criminal cases. Currently the Manager of the Central Justice Center—overseeing all of the general misdemeanor and felony prosecutions for Central Orange County 1989 to present

DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY
Riverside County District Attorney’s Office
Prosecution of all types of criminal cases. 1988 to 1989

PEACE OFFICER STANDARDS TRAINING INSTRUCTOR
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault for First Responders
Domestic Violence for Crisis Negotiators. 1998 to present


Educational Background
JD, Pepperdine University, California; BS Business Administration, University of Southern California

Courses Taught