Humboldt County District Attorney Maggie Fleming today announced the hiring of two new Deputy District Attorneys: Michael McDonald of Blue Lake and Jamie Murdock of Orange, California. Both will be handling misdemeanor caseloads. Michael is a graduate of DePaul University and the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, Bowen School of Law. Jamie is a graduate of Central Washington University and Chapman University School of Law. Both have been working as law clerks in the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office. Prior to joining our office, Jamie also clerked for the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. These two positions were funded by Measure Z. The DA’s Office now has 16 full-time Deputy District Attorneys. As a result of the addition of positions through Measure Z, vacancies that existed at the start of the year and the departure of attorneys, Fleming has hired 9 prosecutors this year.