By: Todd Spitzer, Chairman, O.C. Board of Supervisors
This week the Board of Supervisors congratulated Nick Chrisos on his retirement from Orange County as County Counsel. Chrisos started working at the County in 1980.
“Orange County owes a great debt of gratitude for Nick for dedicating his career to serving and legally protecting Orange County,” said Supervisor Todd Supervisor.
Mr. Chrisos received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Michigan in 1972 and his Juris Doctor degree at the University of California, Los Angeles in 1976. Mr. Chrisos’ career with the County began in March 1980 in the Office of the Public Defender. Later, Nick transferred to the Office of County Counsel in February 1985 at which time Adrian Kuyper was County Counsel, and the office had 29 attorneys.
Then, on April 1, 2009, Mr. Chrisos was appointed to the position of County Counsel. Under Mr. Chrisos’ leadership the office has provided excellent service to its clients and has steadily maintained a litigation success rate and client satisfaction rate in excess of 95%. The office presently has 69 lawyers, 30 support staff, and a budget in excess of $19 million.