Our office is pleased to announce the promotions of Terry Wiley and Annie Esposito as Chief Assistant District Attorneys.

Terry Wiley joined the office in 1989 and has tried challenging felony cases including the case of three Oakland Police Officers known as “the Riders.” He has served on the board of the National Black Prosecutors Association, the National Bar Association, the Board of the California District Attorneys Association, and worked with the National District Attorneys Association.

In 2020, he was appointed as the head of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Division in the office, focusing on issues such as implicit bias, updating guidelines and protocols, and creating policies that ensure fairness and equity in prosecution, in working with victims of crime and within the office.

Annie Esposito joined the office in 1999. She’s tried misdemeanor and felony trials and has been a supervisor and in management. In 2011, she was assigned to the DNA Cold Hit Unit. There, she led the initiative of uncovering 1,900 untested sexual assault kits. She created a mechanism for those untested kits to be prioritized for testing and worked closely with DA Nancy O’Malley to advocate for passing state law that requires all kits to be submitted to a crime lab for testing.

She is also the founder of the Asian Prosecutor’s Association and is head of the Special Response Team created recently when an uptick of crimes against individuals of the Asian American Pacific Islander community occurred.

She’s also been a leader of the East County DA Justice Academy for more than nine years. Through her leadership and engagement with the participants, she has inspired 100% of them to attend college.

Wiley and Esposito fill the role of Kevin Dunleavy, who was appointed to the bench in San Mateo County Superior Court.

We congratulate them in their new roles.

Posted on Aug 13, 2021