Mr. Ferrera has dedicated his career to prosecuting cases on behalf of people harmed by others. From 2007 to 2019, Mr. Ferrera served as a Deputy District Attorney in Sacramento County where he prosecuted career criminals and those committing victim-sensitive crimes, including domestic violence. As part of the Special Investigations and Public Integrity Unit, he also conducted independent reviews of officer-involved shootings resulting in injury or death. Mr. Ferrera has personally tried over 45 jury trials to verdict and over 20 bench trials to disposition.
While at the District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Ferrera participated in community outreach programs assisted in training newly hired District Attorneys. Additionally, he represented the office as an instructor in iSMART, a program that educates youth about the dangers the Internet and social media pose today and in the future. Mr. Ferrera was also a guest lecturer at UC Davis on the topic of Jury Selection from a prosecutor’s perspective.
Mr. Ferrera has been married to his wife, Skye, since 2008. They have two sons who keep them very busy. In his spare time Mr. Ferrera enjoys coaching his boys in their various athletic endeavors; cooking; traveling; and fishing. He is also a die-hard San Francisco Giants fan and a devoted fan of Portugal’s National Soccer Team.