Mr. Elvine-Kreis currently works for the Humboldt County Public Defender's Office. He is a Deputy Public Defender in the felony courts.
Mr. Elvine-Kreis worked at the Law Offices of Mark Berg from 2003-2010. While at that firm, Mr. Elvine-Kreis was involved in representing defendants in felony and misdemeanor cases. His caseload in the firm included handling the domestic violence and felony calendars, as well as certain other cases assigned to him including misdemeanor trials, sex cases, appeals, motion work and administrative hearings. Mr. Elvine-Kreis was an active member of the Placer County Bar Association.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Elvine-Kreis was in private practice in Sacramento mainly representing indigent parole violators as appointed by the State Board of Prison Terms. Additionally, Mr. Elvine-Kreis served as a law clerk at California Indian Legal Services for two years where he assisted in the negotiations of the Tribal-State Gaming Compact with Governor Wilson and subsequently worked at a private law firm in Sacramento as tribal representative for several Northern California Indian Tribes where he assisted in the negotiations of the Tribal-State Gaming Compact with Governor Davis.
Mr. Elvine-Kreis graduated from Humboldt State University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science with an emphasis in Ethnic/Native American studies, Sociology and Psychology. Mr. Elvine-Kreis graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1999.
Born in Princeton, Minnesota, June 6, 1969. Education: Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA (B.A., 1995); University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, CA (J.D., 1999). Member: State Bar of California (#220775), U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th District; U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; Placer County Bar Association (Board of Directors, currently), Hoopa Tribal Bar (past member). Publications: The Effect of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act on California’s Native American Independence, 35 SAN DIEGO L. REV. 179 (1998); Environmental Regulation and California Indian Gaming, Environmental Law News, Vol. 8, No. 2 (Summer 1999)(contributing author). Panelist: Indian Water Rights: Will the Government Keep Its Promises?, Western Social Science Association Conference: American Indian Studies Panel (April, 2000)(coauthor); Guest Lecturer, Sacramento City College, Minorities in America: Current Native American Issues (March 2001).