Rombardo to appoint Mark Krueger as Carson City Assistant District Attorney
Submitted by editor on Fri, 08/31/2012 - 10:13am
With the recent appointment of Gerald Gardner to Chief of Staff for the Governor’s Office, Carson City District Attorney Neil A. Rombardo will be appointing Mark Krueger to fill the Assistant District Attorney position vacated by Gardner, according to a news release. Krueger will officially begin his new role as Carson City’s second in charge of the District Attorney’s Office on Sept. 24.
Krueger is currently the Assistant District Attorney of Lyon County. In that position, he practices criminal, civil, and administrative law as well as supervises an office of seventeen staff including five Deputy District Attorneys. Mr. Krueger has personally prosecuted a variety of criminal cases including murder, sexual assault, domestic battery and DUI cases. Prior to joining the Lyon County District Attorney’s Office, Krueger worked at the Attorney General’s Office where he practiced law in the areas of banking, finance, consumer protection, unclaimed property, and administrative law.
“I first met Mark 12 years ago when he clerked for Judge Fondi. He is intelligent, personable, and an excellent lawyer. There is no doubt that he has the abilities to assist in guiding the District Attorney’s Office into the future. I am excited to have Mark join our team,” said Rombardo. As the Assistant District Attorney in Carson City, Krueger will act as the chief of staff, the chief trial lawyer, and directly oversee the criminal division of the Office. Krueger will also advise the District Attorney on public policy decisions and be responsible for overseeing important issues to the District Attorney including gang issues, elder abuse issues, and victim-witness issues.
“I am looking forward to joining the Carson City District Attorney’s Office and the opportunity to continue the initatives started by Neil and Gerald. I am particularly excited about the opportunity to play a key role in continuing to make Carson City a safer community by addressing gang issues through the GRIPS program and protecting elders and the vulnerable through the SAVE program,” said Krueger in the release. The GRIPS program is a 5 year old program started by the District Attorney to decrease gang violence through a variety of strategies that include prevention, intervention, and suppression. The SAVE program is a year old, and its purpose is to create strategies through multiple disciplines to address abuse of the vulnerable and elderly in Carson City.
Krueger is a Carson City resident and started his legal career in 1999 clerking for Justice Maupin at the Nevada Supreme Court, and he later clerked for Judges Fondi and Maddox at the First Judicial District Court in Carson City.