State Attorney Bain Names Two New Bureau Chiefs in His Administration
Mark Wixtrom and Lisa Gong-Guerrero named as Felony and County Court Bureau Chiefs
NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, FL (August 15, 2023) — State Attorney Andrew Bain announces two new bureau chiefs within the new administration for the Office of the State Attorney. Mark Wixtrom and Lisa Gong-Guerrero have been selected for Felony Bureau Chief and County Court Bureau Chief, respectively.
With 28 years of legal experience, Mark Wixtrom brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our team. He has a proven track record of dedication to upholding the law and seeking justice on behalf of the citizens of Florida. Mark has experience on the Orange County criminal bench, in private practice, and with the Public Defender’s Office. In two different tenures with the Ninth Judicial State Attorney’s Office Mark has held several leadership positions and has experience in almost every part of the office, including county court, circuit court, central intake, sex crimes and child abuse, and homicide.
As Felony Bureau Chief, Mark will oversee and manage the prosecution of felony cases within the Ninth Judicial Circuit. He will lead a team of dedicated prosecutors and legal professionals, overseeing the strategic management of felony cases from investigation to resolution. He will play a pivotal role in collaborating with law enforcement agencies, victim advocates, and other stakeholders to ensure that our pursuit of justice is effective, fair, and just.
Lisa Gong-Guerrero began her legal career as an Assistant State Attorney at the State Attorney’s Office for the Ninth Judicial Circuit in 2006. She has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to upholding the law and safeguarding the rights of our community members. In 2021, Lisa was awarded the prestigious Lawrence G. Mathews, Jr. Young Lawyer Professionalism Award by the Orange County Bar Association, an organization she now serves as an elected member on the Executive Council. She is also a past president of the Greater Orlando Asian American Bar Association, and a Class II Fellow of The Florida Bar William Reece Smith, Jr. Leadership Academy.
In her role as County Court Bureau Chief, Lisa will lead a team of skilled attorneys and legal professionals responsible for handling cases within the County Court division. She will be supervising the day-to-day operations of county court while training and mentoring new prosecutors.
State Attorney Bain is confident in both Mark and Lisa’s ability to contribute significantly to the pursuit of justice within our community. Their years of experience within the Ninth Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office and leadership acumen will play a vital role in State Attorney Bain’s administration.