For Immediate Release - March 30, 2006

Cape Prosecutor Named Prosecutor of the Year

District Attorney Michael O'Keefe announced today that First Assistant District Attorney Michael Trudeau was recognized as Prosecutor of the Year by the Massachusetts District Attorneys' Association at the 12 th Annual Prosecutors' Conference at the Seaport Hotel in Boston on March 30th .


Michael Trudeau is a graduate of Northeastern University and Suffolk University Law School. Mr. Trudeau joined the District Attorney's office in 1988 and began prosecuting criminal cases for the Commonwealth in the District Courts. His hard work in the courtroom earned him the MADD Prosecutor of the Year Award in 1993. Shortly, thereafter, he became the Chief Prosecutor of the District Courts where he was responsible for the oversight and management of all Cape & Islands District Courts. As Chief of the District Courts, he was nominated to attend the career prosecutor's course sponsored by the National College of District Attorneys.

Mr. Trudeau was promoted to the Superior Court in 1995 where he was assigned to prosecute major felonies including narcotics trafficking, kidnapping, rape, and homicide. During his eighteen years as an Assistant District Attorney, Mr. Trudeau has been on the faculty and a presenter for a number of training seminars and conferences.

In 2000 Mr. Trudeau was appointed by the Governor to the Southeast Regional Committee of the Judicial Nominating Council for a two-year term.

In 2002, Mr. Trudeau was appointed First Assistant District Attorney by District Attorney Michael O'Keefe.   As First Assistant, he continues to carry a caseload of murders, rapes and other major felonies in conjunction with the responsibility for oversight of the day to day operations of the

District Attorney's office including the supervision of investigations, press and media relations, communication with law enforcement officials and community outreach.

Among his many duties, Mr. Trudeau has been the Chief of the Civil Rights Division since 1990.    Mr. Trudeau lives on Cape Cod in Harwich with his wife and two sons. He lends his time as a coach and volunteer for a number of youth and civic associations.

Upon acceptance of this award, Mr. Trudeau states:   "I am truly honored to have been selected by the District Attorneys to receive this award.   Being a prosecutor is a career that I love.   I feel fortunate to be doing a job that makes a difference."

District Attorney O'Keefe stated :   "I am very proud of Mike and very gratified that his service over many years to the people of Cape Cod and the Commonwealth has been recognized by his colleagues."

District Attorney O'Keefe also stated that Tara Miltimore of Orleans, the Chief District Court Prosecutor was also recognized at the State-wide convention for her service.


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