P.J. Van Ert is an associate attorney in the Redding office of Prentice, Long PC. She specializes in municipal law, non-profit and civil litigation.
Ms. Van Ert currently serves as Deputy County Counsel for Alpine County, Modoc County, Sierra County and Trinity County. She is actively involved in providing these clients with a full range of services, and has developed an expertise in a number of areas, including code enforcement, labor/employment matters, and public contracting. Ms. Van Ert also acts as general counsel for the Far Northern Regional Center.
Ms. Van Ert’s experience includes over twelve years as a Deputy District Attorney for the County of Shasta. As a local prosecutor, Ms. Van Ert handled over 50 jury trials to verdict with excellent results. Ms. Van Ert specialized in cases involving juveniles, domestic violence, public services fraud (IHSS, Welfare), child sexual assault and molestation, and homicides. Appearing in criminal courts regularly, Ms. Van Ert is well versed in all aspects of the criminal justice system, subpoena duces tecum practices, and diversion. Ms. Van Ert also had considerable experience early in her career with civil insurance litigation defense and insurance coverage cases.
Ms. Van Ert completed her undergraduate degree at the University of California at Davis in Davis, California and her Juris Doctor at the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law in Los Angeles, California. She is a Member of the California State Bar Association, Shasta-Trinity Counties Bar Association and the Shasta County Family Bar Association.