Heather R. Humble
Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney
Because her stepfather was a radio disc jockey and program manager for Clear Channel Radio who was assigned to various radio stations around the country, Heather Humble found herself living in several different cities throughout the United States –Lufkin, Texas; Shreveport, La.; Evansville, Ind.; and Lexington, Ky. – growing up as a child.
During her travels, Humble met people who worked in many different jobs and professions, but she always new wanted she wanted to do when she grew up.
“I knew I wanted to be a prosecutor since I was in kindergarten,” she said. “Growing up watching TV shows like ‘Law & Order’ and movies like ‘A Few Good Men’ only reinforced in my mind that that’s what I wanted to do. These were people seeking justice for victims of crime and making a difference in people’s lives.”
Humble said her interest prosecutorial work also comes from several of her family members who worked in law enforcement. Today, Humble serves as an Assistant Kenton County Commonwealth’s Attorney who handles pretrial work and trials of Class C and D felony cases.
Humble spent her high school years in Lexington after her stepfather landed a job at a radio station there. After graduating from Lafayette High School, she attended the University of Kentucky, where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in political science in 2009.
After graduating from college and while studying for the LSAT, the entrance exam needed to get into law school, Humble worked as a full-time apartment manager, where she learned firsthand about contracts, landlord rights, and other laws surrounding the landlord-tenant relationship.
Humble obtained her law degree from the University of Dayton School of Law in 2015. While there, she was a semi-finalist in the law school’s Walter H. Rice Moot Court Competition and was an octo-finalist in the Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Moot Court Competition held by the Brooklyn School of Law in New York City.
As the first member of her family to graduate from a four-year college program and receive post-graduate degree, Humble said that she owes much of her success to her mother, who encouraged and motivated her to pursue her dreams. “She was always encouraging me, even when I was struggling, so I owe a lot to her,” Humble said.
After various internships and externships with the Fayette County Attorney’s Office, the University of Dayton Federal Criminal Law Clinic, the Louisville Metro Public Defenders Office, and after a brief stint as a conflict attorney for the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy, Humble began working in the Kenton County Commonwealth Attorney’s office in November 2016.
“I feel good about the work I do as a prosecutor and I’m definitely growing as a lawyer by working in this office,” she said. “I like working with the victims of crime and making a difference in their lives; many of them remind me of the people I grew up with, so I can relate to them.”