New Deputy District Attorney Hired in Humboldt
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.