San Bernardino County Lead Deputy District Attorney Michael Chiriatti, Jr., earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Pepperdine University in 1990, and his Juris Doctor, With Great Distinction, from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, in 1995. He is currently licensed to practice law in the states of California, Nevada, Colorado, and Maryland.
After graduating from law school, Michael was a prosecutor in Northern Nevada. However, in 2004 he moved to the Inland Empire to work for the County of San Bernardino. As a Deputy District Attorney for San Bernardino, his first assignment was in the juvenile division, where he prosecuted juveniles arrested for various felony and misdemeanor offenses. His current assignment is with the District Attorney’s Workers’ Compensation Fraud Unit, where he prosecutes a variety of cases involving claimant, premium and provider fraud. He has been a fraud prosecutor for the past 15 years and is the Lead Prosecutor of the Unit. He is also a Board Member for the Southern California Fraud Investigators’ Association, an Advisory Board Member for the Employers’ Fraud Task Force, a member of the Southern California District Attorneys Associations’ Fraud Sub-Committee, and a Technical Advisory Member of the California District Attorneys’ Associations’ Insurance Fraud Training Committee.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Michael was a member of California Governor Pete Wilson’s administration, running an environmental policy unit within Governor Wilson’s Office of Planning and Research.