Mission Statement of the Office of District Attorney

The mission of the District Attorney’s Office is to seek justice by ensuring that victim’s rights and the public’s safety are paramount through the equal, District 13 Sheildfair, vigorous and efficient enforcement of the criminal laws.  In seeking justice, we shall also vigorously safeguard the rights and reputations of the innocent.

Our business model is heavily influenced by the ideals of proactively partnering with law enforcement and being a strong voice for victims.  As an organization, we recognize that our success is heavily dependent on external relationships.  Indeed, our mission statement reads, “Leading and collaborating with our partners in the criminal justice system and in the community to achieve justice!” Our partnerships extend to people and organizations outside of the traditional justice system as part of our institutional commitment to address the root causes of criminality to foster crime prevention.

The goal of this website is to make the information and services provided by the District Attorney's Office and the criminal justice system available to the public. Please take the time to search each page and explore all the information provided. Should you have any questions, we have also included details on how you may contact our office.

Your District Attorney

District Attorney Jon DavidDistrict Attorney Jon David is the proud leader of a team of 35 dedicated public servants for an office representing the citizens of Bladen, Brunswick and Columbus Counties.  Jon’s leadership style is characterized by his personal involvement and oversight of the biggest cases, while simultaneously empowering his assistants to use their education, training, and discretion to bring justice to all matters.  Jon is a career prosecutor with over 20 years’ experience, having worked in both big towns and small communities.  Jon began his career in public service in 1996 in Miami, Florida where he specialized in the prosecution of drug trafficking and violent crime.  In 2001, Jon relocated to the Wilmington area to work as a prosecutor alongside his twin brother, District Attorney Ben David.    During his entire career, Jon has personally handled well over 100 jury trials to verdict and has spearheaded countless complex investigations. 

Jon graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Florida State University in 1992 and later graduated with a Juris Doctorate from University of Florida College of Law in 1995.  Jon is actively involved in his community; He is a charter member of the Leland Area Rotary Club and has served as an Elder at Saint Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church.  Jon has served on the board of directors for numerous organizations including:  Hope Harbor Home, Communities in Schools, Coastal Horizons, and the Boy Scouts of America.  Jon helps to educate the future leaders of the criminal justice system by regularly lecturing at law enforcement trainings and he has worked as a part-time professor at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW).

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