Hamline Law alumna and St. Louis County Assistant Attorney Rebekka Stumme, JD '99, was presented a Certificate of Appreciation Award on Dec. 17. The honor was given in gratitude for the dedication and service Stumme provided to the City of Proctor, Minn., during the trial of a vicious homicide which recently occurred within the city. Proctor Chief of Police, Walter C. Wobig, nominated Stumme for the award.
“While it required the assistance of many professionals and citizens to conclude the investigation, it was ultimately Ms. Stumme’s responsibility to put the matter before the jury,” said Wobig. As a result of Stumme’s skill and professionalism, the jury delivered a verdict of guilty and obtained justice for Dale Anderson, deceased, and the family he left behind.
The award ceremony was held at the Proctor City Council Meeting where Mayor David Brenna presented Stumme the award.
Stumme graduated from the University of Minnesota-Duluth with a BA in political science in 1996 before attending Hamline University School of Law. She worked for a civil law firm from 1999 to 2004 and for the Public Defender’s office from 2001 to 2010. In February 2010, Stumme joined the St. Louis County Attorney’s office, where she has become known for successful prosecution of particularly complex criminal trials.