Governor Kitzhaber today announced the appointment of Michelle Branam as Lincoln County District Attorney to fill the vacancy created by Rob Bovett’s resignation. Ms. Branam received a Bachelor of Arts from Ohio State University and a Juris Doctorate from University of Idaho School of Law. Her legal experience includes serving as a court clerk for the New Haven (Connecticut) Superior Court and as a deputy district attorney in the Wasco County District Attorney’s Office. For almost the last decade, Ms. Branam has been a deputy district attorney in the Lincoln County District Attorney’s Office, most recently serving as Chief Deputy, where she prosecuted a range of cases from wildlife offenses to homicides. She is an active member of the Lincoln Interagency Narcotics Team and the Multi-Disciplinary Team, which collaborates on child abuse cases.

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