Meet the District Attorney


Jesse Wilson is a native of California, attended University of California, Davis for his Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, and University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law for his law degree, achieving the degree of Juris Doctorate.

Work Experience

Jesse began his career as a legal intern with the Nevada County District Attorney’s Office in July 2010.  Jesse was admitted to the California State Bar in January 2012, and hired as a Nevada County Deputy District Attorney later that year. He was named the Nevada County Prosecutor of the Year in May 2018.  He served the Nevada County community as a Deputy District Attorney for six years, and then moved to El Dorado County in 2018.  He has served as prosecutor on dozens of jury trials to date in his career. 

Vision for Nevada County

Jesse maintains his passion for the law and justice and takes pride in serving the citizens of Nevada County. His focus is on keeping our community a safe and wholesome place that we all love. Jesse understands the importance of the modern prosecutor to be more than just a name on a door, the District Attorney needs to be a participating and proactive member of the community accessible to all. It is also important to remember that the job is not just applying the law but, more importantly, seeing that justice is done in every case.


When not tending to the duties as District Attorney, Jesse is married with three children.  He is an avid sports fan, loves the Oakland A’s and the Sacramento Kings. 


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