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Jon David Eliason

Bureau Chief

Maricopa County Attorney's Office

Jon Eliason is currently the Homicide Bureau Chief for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. In this capacity, he supervises nearly all homicide cases in Maricopa County. Previously, Jon was a Division Chief, supervising all child crimes, sex crimes, and domestic violence cases, and led the County’s efforts to test all un-tested rape kits and saw that each case was investigated.

Jon is a career prosecutor, successfully conducting numerous jury trials. In his previous role as the Mesa City Prosecutor, he implemented many successful protocols for the prosecution of domestic violence and DUI cases. He believes that the most important thing a prosecutor can do is seek to be ethical in all aspects of prosecution and to work to improve the quality of life for the community.

Jon has received numerous awards and commendations for his work, and has been recognized by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, and numerous cities throughout Arizona for his work and dedication as a prosecutor. He sits on the Governor’s Commission to Prevent Violence Against Women, the Arizona Forensic Academy, and is a board member of the Arizona Foundation for Women. He is a frequent lecturer at schools, police departments, and legal conferences, and has taught for the Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys’ Advisory Council, the National District Attorney’s Association, and the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys.

Jon received a BS from Brigham Young University and his JD from Temple Law School.