Kern County District Attorney
Hunter Starr is a Deputy District Attorney. Born and raised in Bakersfield, Hunter attended Simpson University in Redding, CA, and graduated in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in History, with a minor in biblical theology. He then attended University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, CA. While in law school, he published articles in areas of marijuana law, gun control law, and same sex marriage. He graduated with distinction in 2013 with a concentration in criminal justice and having earned a certificate in advocacy and dispute resolution. He started prosecution in 2013, and has handled cases ranging from DUIs to homicides. Hunter began teaching at the Kern County College of Law in 2018, where he teaches Professional Responsibility and Evidence. Hunter is also vice chair of the Young Lawyer’s Section. He and his wife Joyce have one daughter. Hunter believes that the Bar Association is a powerfully positive influence in the community.