Luncheon at the Tam O’Shanter (Los Angeles, CA)
DA vs. DA:
Prosecutors Share Their Trial Tactics
What are the tactics that a hard-nosed District Attorney uses to nail the defendant? What are the do’s and don’ts at a trial? What does TV get wrong?
Two prosecutors from Orange County discuss the ins and outs of trials, sharing fascinating details from their own experiences.
Matt Murphy went to UCSB then USD for law school. He graduated in 1993 and has been a sworn Deputy DA for twenty-four years. Matt spent four years in Sexual Assault and the last sixteen years in Homicide. He’s tried over two hundred cases (including bench trials) and have done around ninety felony jury trials including about fifty murder cases. He prosecuted the Rodney Alcala case (The Dating Game Killer), Skylar and Jennifer Deleon for the murders of Thomas and Jackie Hawks (who were tied to an anchor and thrown into the ocean from their yacht the “Well Deserved”), Eric Naposki and Nannette Packard for the murder of millionaire Bill McLaughlin in Newport in 1994, and was also the prosecutor assigned to review the “Dirty John” case. He trains all incoming DA’s on trial tactics and works as an adjunct professor at Western State College of Law.
Susan Price has been a prosecutor for nineteen years. During that time, she has handled a variety of cases including gangs, domestic violence and homicide cases. She developed a specialty in the prosecution of DUI related deaths, and as a result of that expertise now leads the California traffic safety prosecution and law enforcement training program with a team of 10 dedicated prosecutors. Suzie obtained a Master’s degree from CSULB and a JD from Santa Clara Law School. She joined the Ventura DA’s office in 1999 and the OC DA’s office in 2005.
The event begins at noon. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.
TAM O’SHANTER RESTAURANT
2980 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90039
Paid valet or free street parking available.
You will place your food order at the Tam. No need to preorder.
The menu choices will include vegetarian and gluten-free options.
You may pay at the door by cash or check, but PayPal is preferred.