Board appoints County Counsel

Mary WickhamThe Board of Supervisors has appointed Mary Wickham as County Counsel. She has been serving in an interim capacity since June.

Ms. Wickham began her career as a law clerk with the Los Angeles Superior Court in 1992, after obtaining a BA in Public Administration from USC and a Juris Doctor degree from the Whittier College of Law.

She moved to Washington D.C. in 1992 to work for the Attorney General’s Office, representing the District of Columbia in mental health commitment proceedings. She returned to Los Angeles three years later.

Since 1995, she has worked in the Office of County Counsel, performing a variety of roles including overseeing all aspects of the County’s workplace Equity Program. She has twice been a recipient of the Exemplary Service Award from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for her

Established in 1913, the Office of County Counsel provides legal representation, advice and counsel to the Board of Supervisors, County departments, special districts, and other public agencies. It has a staff of about 277 attorneys and a support staff of approximately 275.