Heather R. Humble
Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney
In 2016, Heather Humble joined the Kenton County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, where she focuses primarily on general prosecutor cases – including felony drug possessions, thefts, burglaries, and criminal possession of forged instruments.
Originally from Lexington, Kentucky, Humble graduated from Lafayette High School and earned a Political Science degree from the University of Kentucky in 2009.
“As far back as I could remember, I always wanted to be a lawyer and work in criminal law,” Heather said, “I grew up watching TV shows like Law & Order and movies like The Devil’s Advocate, which only reinforced my desire to work in criminal law.”
In order to pursue this dream, Humble enrolled into the University of Dayton School of Law, where she graduated in 2015. While in law school, Humble focused her studies on pursuing a career in criminal law. In the Summer of 2014, she interned with the Fayette County Attorney’s office in Lexington Ky., and later participated in the UD Law School’s criminal law clinic.
While working in the law clinic, Humble received a limited license to practice law in Ohio. Humble represented clients before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Dayton, Ohio. While in law school, Humble was a member of the UD Law School Moot Court Team. In 2015 she finished top eight at the Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Moot Court Competition, in Brooklyn, New York, and was a semi-finalist in the Walter H. Rice Moot Court Competition.
After graduation, Humble worked as a clerk with the Louisville Metro Public Defenders in Louisville, Kentucky and later worked as a conflict criminal defense attorney for the 13th Judicial Circuit. She currently resides in Northern Kentucky.
“Criminal law isn’t just about sending people to prison. It’s about finding a just resolution and keeping the community safe,” Humble continued. “Working as a defense attorney has given me a unique understanding of the criminal justice system. I truly feel that my experience as a defense attorney has made be a better prosecutor.”