District Attorney, Lori E. Frugoli



Connecting the Community to the Courthouse

Lori Frugoli is a lifelong resident of Marin County and her commitment to public service through public safety began early.  She was first inspired to keep Marin safe when she participated in a Law Enforcement Ride-a-Long program while attending Terra Linda High School. After high school, she volunteered as a Police Cadet and later as a Reserve Police Officer and a Cadet at the San Rafael Police Department while attending the College of Marin and seeking a job as a Police Officer.

Throughout her career, Lori has been a pioneer, “breaking the glass ceiling” in law enforcement as one of the first women to volunteer as a Reserve Police Officer in San Rafael and as a Police Officer for the Santa Rosa Police Department, on the Downtown Walking beat.  In addition, Lori worked in investigations on arson, property fraud and embezzlement; undercover in drug and prostitution crimes; and as a member of the Hostage Negotiations Team.  Lori received the Peace officer of the Year Award for Meritorious Conduct above and beyond the call of duty while working at the Santa Rosa Police Department. Lori transferred to the Marin County Sheriff's Office in order to work through law school. She received an award for Outstanding Achievement for her participation in the Mock Trial Team at Golden Gate University.

In 1990, Ms. Frugoli became a Deputy District Attorney for the County of Marin.  Throughout her 28-year career as a Deputy District Attorney, Lori has represented Marin in thousands of cases and over 100 jury trials.  Her diverse and challenging caseload has included seeking justice for victims of domestic violence, gang crimes, sexual assault, home invasions and elder abuse.  She has received the Jeannette Prandi Center's Champion for Children Award for her commitment to the youth of Marin.  Lori served as coordinator and supervisor for various criminal departments in the DAs office and Alternative Justice Courts.  Lori was one of the first prosecutors in California to present expert evidence and testimony using Mitochondrial DNA evidence during a murder trial.

Lori has earned many prestigious awards and recognitions, including The Outstanding Prosecutor Award, as well as a reputation in the community for treating all people with respect and professionalism.

Lori is honored to serve as Marin’s District Attorney and looks forward to bringing her lifetime of experience to keeping Marin safe, running an efficient office and Connecting the Community to the Courthouse.  Through community engagement, Lori's  goal is to  demystify the District Attorney's Role in the Justice System.