Ira Reiner

Ira Kenneth Reiner (born February 15, 1936) is an American lawyer.


He was the Los Angeles City Controller from 1977 to 1981, and was the Los Angeles City Attorney from 1981 to 1984, both times being succeeded by James Hahn. He was the Los Angeles County District Attorney from 1984 to 1992.[1] As District Attorney he supervised the prosecution of several notorious cases, including the murder trial of Richard Ramírez, the widely publicized police arrest of Rodney King, and the McMartin preschool trial, the best known case of day care sex abuse hysteria.

In 1990 Reiner was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for California Attorney General, losing to San Francisco District Attorney Arlo Smith, who in turn was defeated by Republican former Congressman Dan Lungren. In 1992 Reiner sought re-election as District Attorney, but trailed Gil Garcetti in the June non-partisan primary. Initially Reiner stayed in the race, but in September he dropped out.[2]

After retirement from office he entered private practice with the firm of Riley and Reiner.[3]

See alsoEdit

  • Bob Ronka, Los Angeles City Council member, 1977–81, candidate opposite Ira Reiner in 1981


  1. ^ John R. Stephens, Webmaster. "LA District Attorney Ira Reiner". Retrieved 2010-11-18.
  2. ^ Mydans, Seth (September 19, 1992). "Los Angeles Prosecutor Bows Out of the Spotlight". The New York Times.
  3. ^ "The Harold Hartog School of Government and Policy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2010-11-18.
Political offices
Preceded by
Charles Navarro
City Controller of Los Angeles, California
Succeeded by
James Hahn
Legal offices
Preceded by
Burt Pines
City Attorney of Los Angeles, California
Succeeded by
James Hahn
Preceded by
Robert Philibosian
Los Angeles County District Attorney
Succeeded by
Gil Garcetti