Dewitt W. Clinton


was born in Los Angeles, California and graduated from Loyola High School, received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Loyola University and obtained his Juris Doctorate Degree from Loyola Law School in 1961.

Mr. Clinton served as a Captain in the United States Army Reserve, Judge Advocate General Corps.

Mr. Clinton is a member of the State Bar of California and has been admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, The United States District Court, Central District of California, the United States Tax Courts, the United States Court of Claims and the United States Court of Military Appeals.

Mr. Clinton joined the Los Angeles County Counsel's office on February 26, 1962 as a Deputy County Counsel I, and he held positions of Deputy County Counsel II and III, Senior Deputy County Counsel, Assistant County Counsel and Division Chief, County Counsel, prior to his appointment on November 22, 1983 to the position of Los Angeles County Counsel which has the responsibility of overseeing legal matters that affect a population exceeding 9.6 million residents.

Los Angeles County Counsel serves as legal advisor to the Board of Supervisors, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the Superintendent of Schools, the Superior and Municipal Courts, a number of special districts, manages a law office with more than 350 employees, and has exclusive charge and control of civil actions in which the County or any County officer or employee is a party.

Mr. Clinton retired from the Los Angeles County Counsel on July 6, 1998 after 37 years of service and joined Clinton & Clinton.

Mr. Clinton is married with two children and five grandchildren.

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