|Dave Rosenthal, J.D. (DC)
Dave Rosenthal is the Senior Assistant Attorney General in the Public Safety Division of the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia (OAG). He has served as a line prosecutor, as the Chief and Assistant Chief of the Juvenile Section, and as Acting Chief of the Criminal Section and Acting Deputy and Assistant Deputy of the Division. He is a member of many interagency committees including the DC Sentencing and Criminal Code Revision Commission, JDAI Workgroup, Criminal Jury Instruction Committee, court committees tasked with redrafting juvenile and criminal rules, and the District's Juvenile State Advisory Group (JJAG).
Dave regularly drafts proposed legislation and testifies at City Council hearings. He has contributed to legislative initiatives including the expansion of victims' rights in juvenile cases and expanded criminal record sealing and was a major contributor to the District's revised impaired driving laws.
Dave also helped establish a victim's specialist program that works with victims of juvenile crime. He helped develop innovative pre- and post-arrest juvenile diversion programs, and he helps organize court, law enforcement, and OAG-sponsored trainings and regularly teaches at them. He has also taught sessions for local law schools on the juvenile justice system.
Before joining OAG, Dave was a defense attorney who handled primarily criminal, juvenile, and appellate litigation. During this period, he served for two years as President of the District's Family Trial Lawyers Association and helped create the annual Neglect and Delinquency Practice Institute.