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The son of an Argentine immigrant mother who served as a U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner and ran a law practice catering to the Latino community, and a father who was a deputy public defender, Eric Sapetto Siddall grew up in a home that valued public service.


He served as Vice President of the Los Angeles Association of Deputy District Attorneys for nearly a decade, as well as a board member of the victims’ rights group, Justice For Murdered Children. Eric is also designated as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California. He is assigned to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office Crimes Against Peace Officers Division. Eric's past assignments include prosecuting gang homicides, domestic violence, and sex crimes, including crimes against children. He has tried over 80 jury trials.

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A seasoned prosecutor, Eric has prosecuted some of the most complex and impactful cases in the district attorney’s office in the most underserved communities in Los Angeles. He utilized California’s RICO statute to disrupt violence and takedown violent criminal street gangs engaged in a dozen murders. He prosecuted child murderers, multigenerational child molesters, serial rapists, and domestic violent murders. In other cases, he convicted defendants who plotted and murdered their parents. He has convicted gang members on multiple attempted murders against law enforcement. In addition, Eric successfully prosecuted the murder of a police officer.


Throughout Eric’s career, he has held violent offenders accountable and brought justice to victims. However, being a prosecutor does not mean always seeking a conviction or the maximum time. In one case, Eric dismissed a case after the defendant took the stand because Eric had reasonable doubt in the integrity of the case. 

Further, working with the full support of the surviving victims, he fought to reduce the sentence of a convicted murder, because the defendant had rehabilitated and shown genuine remorse.

Eric has written extensively on California criminal justice issues. He has trained prosecutors and police officers through programs directed by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, the Los Angeles Police Department, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, and the United States Department of Justice. He is a past board member and vice president of the Latino Prosecutors Association. Aside from being a prosecutor, Eric serves on the board of the Galileo Foundation, an organization focused on supporting the work of the Pontifical Academies of Sciences and Social Science. Eric received his Juris Doctorate from Fordham University School of Law and studied philosophy at Boston College. 

Eric lives in Highland Park with his partner and son.

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