District Attorney

The District Attorney's Office is Open to the Public, but Access is Limited.

We are located on the upper level of the Wasco County Courthouse, Suite 304.
The office door remains locked for safety reasons.  Please call ahead to make appointments, or just knock during our business hours.  9am - 5pm Monday - Friday. 

Crime Victims may reach Crime Victim Services by phone at 541-506-2685 or by phone and text at 541-993-4191.  The Crime Victims Office is located on the main floor of the Wasco County Courthouse, Suite 206.
For general information or inquires you may reach the DA's Office by phone at 541-506-2680 or by email at wcda@co.wasco.or.us

We have updated our policies to reflect the new values of the office.
We have created policies for implementation of Senate Bill 819 that allow for reconsideration of past felony sentences.  

Mission Statement:

Our dedicated attorneys and staff are committed to enforcing the law and pursuing justice to make our community a safe place to live in. We will provide the highest quality of services to victims, law enforcement and the citizens of Wasco County.

The District Attorney’s office maintains partnership in legal and practical form with local law enforcement, community corrections, courts, adult and child welfare service providers.  As part of our strategic plan, the office seeks to continue to maintain these partnerships. 

This involves continuous outreach to the many agencies we interact with to complete our work.  We will continue to collaborate with law enforcement at the community, state and federal level.  Our attorneys and staff are members of community teams including the Wasco County Domestic Violence Council, Wasco County Multi-Disciplinary Team for Child Abuse, Wasco County Multi-Disciplinary Team for Senior and Disabled, and the Wasco County Sexual Assault Response Team. Our attorneys provide training and education to law enforcement, the Department of Human Services, and any other community partner upon request.

The Wasco County District Attorney's Office incorporates and recognizes the Wasco County values of:

  • 100% Love
  • Integrity, Accountability and Respect
  • Professionalism in Public Service
  • Effective and Efficient Use of Resources
  • Safe and Enjoyable Workspace
  • The Spirit of the Law

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Matt Ellis, District Attorney
Sally Carpenter, Senior Deputy District Attorney
Caleb Berthelsen, Deputy District Attorney
Danielle DeCant, Deputy District Attorney
Kara Davis, Special Deputy District Attorney
Julie Dalton, Office Manager/Chief Legal Secretary
Karen Shultz, Victim Advocate Coordinator