Michael Hemker is a Deputy District Attorney for Shasta County, California. He has been a prosecutor for nearly five years and has gained extensive trial experience.  He is the vertical prosecutor for all felony animal cruelty cases and has taken five animal cruelty cases to trial over the years.  He also is an adjunct professor for National University teaching criminal justice courses.  He graduated from the Univerisity of San Diego with his Juris Doctor in 2005 and has an undergraduate degree in Biology from Colorado State Univeristy.