COUNTY BRINGS NEW ASSISTANT ATTORNEY ON BOARD

COUNTY BRINGS NEW ASSISTANT ATTORNEY ON BOARD

A vacancy in Doña Ana County’s Legal Department has been filled with the hiring of Assistant County Attorney William “Bill” Kirschner.

Kirschner, who began work for the county Nov. 19, 2001, received his law degree in 1976 from Fordham Law School in Fordham, N.Y. He also is a 1971 graduate of Brooklyn College with a bachelor’s degree in economics.

Prior to coming to work for Doña Ana County, Kirschner practiced law in Fargo, N. Dak., for 20 years, including 17 years as owner and operator of a self-named general law practice. He specialized in criminal defense, family law and appellate cases. He is licensed to practice law in New Mexico, New York, Georgia, Minnesota and North Dakota.

County Attorney Lisa L. Warren said she is excited to have Kirschner on her team of attorneys representing the county.

“I believe Bill Kirschner’s extensive experience in criminal defense and Constitutional law can be utilized to provide excellent training for Sheriff’s deputies, detention officers, animal control personnel and environmental workers,” Warren said. “He will also assist us meaningful codes enforcement. In short, the addition of Mr. Kirschner to the staff strengthens the entire department.”

Kirschner will earn an annual salary of $52,000.
For more information, call county Public Information Director Jess Williams at (505) 647-7229. Residents calling from outside the Las Cruces area may call toll-free at 1-877-827-7200 and request extension 7229.