Traci L. Carrillo

Areas of Practice:

Ms. Carrillo's practice includes Victim’s Rights, Family Law and Criminal Defense. She successfully uses her background as a prosecutor and trial attorney to achieve excellent results on behalf of her clients. Ms. Carrillo's Criminal Defense practice includes every subject matter from driving under the influence to murder. Her Family Law practice includes divorce, custody, support and domestic violence related issues.   


Ms. Carrillo has handled to conclusion 75 trials and hundreds of court hearings.

From 2000 to 2007, Ms. Carrillo was a Deputy District Attorney in Riverside County, where she handled a variety of cases, including driving under the influence, domestic violence, child abuse, gang crimes and capital murder.  In addition, as a team leader for the domestic violence team and member of the homicide team, she handled complex high profile cases.

From 2008 to 2015, Ms. Carrillo was a Deputy District Attorney with the Sonoma County District Attorney's Office. She handled felony cases involving domestic violence, gangs and murder.  As a senior trial prosecutor, she tried complex and high profile cases, including a four co-defendant gang murder case which required "dual juries".  All four defendants were convicted and currently serving sentences of life without the possibility of parole.

In 2015 Ms. Carrillo opened her own law office, where she primarily focused on criminal defense and family law matters, before joining Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz LLP in 2017.

Ms. Carrillo's success as a trial attorney has been recognized many times. She received the "Larry J. Scoufos Trial Advocacy Award" for her work at the Sonoma County District Attorney's office, and "Felony Prosecutor of the Year" for her work with the Riverside County District Attorney's office, among other awards . 

In addition to Ms. Carrillo's extensive trial experience, she has regularly presented to the legal community, including the following programs:

  • 2017 – "So You Think You Can Argue?" –Sonoma County Women in Law
  • 2016 - "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt – Confidence Wins" Sonoma County Women in Law
  • 2016 - "Using Expert Witnesses, Prosecution and Defense Perspective", California Crime Scene Investigators
  • 2016 - Privacy issues and "harassing phone calls", Sonoma County Bar Association
  • 2015 - "Brady Issues, Prosecution and Defense Perspective", California District Attorney Victim Advocates
  • 2013 - "Successfully Investigating and Prosecuting Cases Involving Strangulation" – presented to Law Enforcement
  • 2010 Handling and "Greening" Hostile Witnesses, Sonoma County Women in Law
  • 2003/2004 - "Successfully Investigating and Prosecuting Shaken Baby Investigations" – presented to Law Enforcement and Deputy District Attorneys
  • 2002/2003 - "Successfully Investigating and Prosecuting Domestic Violence" – presented to Law Enforcement and Deputy District Attorneys

Community Involvement:

Ms. Carrillo is co-host of "Justice Gone Wild" on KSRO. She has served on the Board and volunteered for Distinguished Young Women.  Ms. Carrillo is a volunteer judge and former coach for various high school and law school mock trial competitions.

Education and Memberships:

Ms. Carrillo received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English with a Minor in Criminal Justice from Sacramento State University. She received a Juris Doctorate from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. 

Ms. Carrillo is a former Board member and current member of Sonoma County Women in Law, a current member of the Sonoma County Bar Association, and a Member of the Criminal and Family Law Sections.

Traci L. Carrillo
(707) 525-8800
(707) 545-8242
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