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Posted on: September 12, 2016

DA Fleming Announces Hiring of New Deputy District Attorney

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Office of the District Attorney - Maggie Fleming, District Attorney


September 12, 2016

Today, Humboldt County District Attorney Maggie Fleming announced the hiring of Deputy District Attorney Luke Bernthal. Mr. Bernthal, a graduate of UC Santa Cruz and UC Berkeley Boalt Law School, interned with the United States Department of Justice, and the San Mateo and San Francisco District Attorney offices before joining the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office as a Deputy District Attorney. In three years in Contra Costa County, he handled both misdemeanor and felony cases and also worked in the juvenile justice unit. Here in Humboldt County, Luke will be assigned a general caseload of felonies and misdemeanors.

The DA’s Office now has 17 full-time attorneys, with 3 of those positions funded by Measure Z.

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