How is San Mateo County DDA Melissa Renee Anne McKowan still employed by the District Attorney’s Office?

By Michael G. Stogner & Sarah Navratil

Steve Wagstaffe and Karen Guidotti protected Melissa McKowan, They should have fired her, criminally charged her and made sure she never practiced law again.

Sad, San Mateo County Supervisors have failed to address Prosecutorial Misconduct for 17 years. This could have easily been avoided.

She not only lied to a victim’s mother, she lied and supplied a false document to SMCDA Chief Deputy M. Guidotti who was investigating the allegations of her lying. Both are criminal acts. The false document was a copy of letter from Special Deputy Trial Counsel, Robert K. Sall dated July 25, 2011 in which she wrote “Not True” in the margins. She knew it was true.

State Bar Court, Hearing Department- San Francisco


In the matter of: Melissa, Renee Anne McKowan No. 203031

April 17, 2017 11:00 AM 6th Floor, Courtroom 2  Hon. Judge Lucy Armendariz.

State Bar docs.


Filed under #MeToo, #TimesUp, Board of Supervisors, California Bar Association, Carole Groom, Dave Canepa, Dave Pine, DDA Melissa McKowan, Don Horsley, John Beiers, John Maltbie, Melissa McKowan, Michael G. Stogner, Prosecutorial Misconduct, San Mateo County Clerk to Supervisors, San Mateo County District Attorney Office, San Mateo County Manager, San Mateo County News, San Mateo County Superior Court, Steve Wagstaffe, Those Who Matter, Victim's Advocate, Warren Slocum

3 responses to “How is San Mateo County DDA Melissa Renee Anne McKowan still employed by the District Attorney’s Office?

  1. Sam

    You ask excellent questions, Mr Stogner. Surely the DA’s office can hire more ethical and competent attorneys. What a waste of tax-payer money

  2. Rotundist

    Mckowan is gone!! Vanished! No longer a prosecutor at the San Mateo DA’s office! More to come

  3. Pingback: Melissa Renee Ann McKowan is no longer employed by the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office. | San Mateo County News

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