County Counsel Profiles
Deputy County Counsel
William Jarvis joined the office in 1988. For the past 20 years he has been assigned to Riverside Juvenile Court. He has provided advisory and litigation services concerning all aspects of juvenile dependency law for the Department of Public Social Services (DPSS), including representing DPSS in court matters, training social workers and handling of appeals from the trial court.
During 1991, Mr. Jarvis worked in the code enforcement unit prosecuting misdemeanor county ordinance violations as well as handling structural and vehicle abatement hearings before the Board of Supervisors.
From 1988 to 1991, Mr. Jarvis worked in the conservatorship unit where he handled several jury trials, including a petition to determine an individual an imminently dangerous person due to a mental disorder. He was part of a panel that provided training to medical professionals at UCLA regarding Riese hearings (request for a court order authorizing involuntary administration of psychotropic medications.)
Before joining the office, Mr. Jarvis was a sole practitioner handling primarily family law, criminal defense and probate matters.
Mr. Jarvis is also accredited by the Department of Veteran Affairs to provide pro bono representation and services to veterans on matters including, but not limited to, obtaining benefits to which they are entitled.
Mr. Jarvis received his J.D. from Western State University College of Law. He received his B.A. from California State University, Fullerton.