• University of California, Davis (Wine Executive Program 2013)
  • Santa Clara University School of Law (J.D. 1988)
  • International Institute of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France (1987)
  • University of California, Davis (B.A. Political Science and Spanish)
  • Institute of European Studies (Madrid, Spain)
  • The Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre (New York, NY)
  • President, Student Bar Association
  • Finalist, West Regional Client Competition


  • Law Offices of Stephan Passalacqua (2011 – Present)
  • District Attorney for the State of California, County of Sonoma (2003-2011)
  • Prosecutor for the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office (1989-2003)
  • Law Offices of Emil Passalacqua (1988-1989)

Memberships & Associations:

  • Rotary International
  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Corporate Counsel
  • Sonoma County Bar Association
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Sonoma County Alliance Member

Court Admissions:

  • California Bar
  • District Court of the United States, Northern District of California
  • United States Supreme Court

Public Service:

  • Served two terms as the elected Sonoma County DA (Leadership & oversight of a Staff of 130 employees and $25 Million budget)

Community Involvement:

  • Valley of the Moon Children’s Home Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Healdsburg Food Pantry, Board of Directors
  • Rotary International


  • Fluent in Spanish

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