Dirk Manoukian is an attorney with strong ties to both California and Nevada, and a deep commitment to obtaining the best possible results for each and every client he has the privilege to represent. Dirk’s legal acumen is complemented by a competitiveness honed as a High School All-American wrestler from Nevada who went on to San Jose State University to wrestle and play football. Dirk’s roots in the Bay Area go back to the 1960’s when his father was a member of the original 1960 Oakland Raiders.
In 1991, Dirk graduated in the top of his class from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, and accepted a position as a Deputy District Attorney for the Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office. From 1991 to 2005, Dirk prosecuted and supervised the prosecution of thousands of criminal cases. He personally tried over 100 jury trials ranging from misdemeanor crimes to lengthy death penalty homicide trials.