Meet our staff for the District Attorney’s Office:
Leanne R. Nedza, First Assistant District Attorney
Leanne R. Nedza, a veteran prosecutor and defense attorney, serves as First Assistant District Attorney in the Office of District Attorney of Clearfield County. As first assistant, Nedza will be the second-in-command to the district attorney and will act as the district attorney in his absence.
Nedza completed her undergraduate studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she graduated cum laude, and then graduated from Duquesne University School of Law in 2002. While a student at Duquesne, she was an intern at the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, serving under the late Justice Ralph Cappy. After graduating from Duquesne, Nedza worked as the judicial law clerk for Elk/Cameron counties until January of 2004, when she joined the Clearfield County Office of District Attorney. During her seven years in the DA’s Office, Nedza prosecuted numerous felony and misdemeanor cases, and has argued a number of cases before the Pennsylvania Superior Court. She has also argued before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Following her time in the Clearfield County DA’s Office, Nedza joined the Law Office of Blakley and Jones where she was an associate until opening her own law office in July of 2012.
“I am very pleased that Leanne agreed to join my team as first assistant district attorney,” Sayers said. “Throughout her career as a prosecutor and a defense attorney, she has been a zealous advocate for her clients. This experience and determination will be a benefit to the people of Clearfield County because she will be an advocate for them. As a former prosecutor and defense attorney, Leanne will bring a new perspective to the job and I am excited to work with her to help protect the citizens of Clearfield County.”
“I am honored that DA-elect Sayers chose me for this position,” said Nedza. “His enthusiasm is contagious, and I look forward to working with him and local law enforcement to serve the people of Clearfield County.”
Trudy G. Lumadue, Deputy District Attorney
Trudy G. Lumadue serves as Deputy District Attorney in the District Attorney’s Office. Trudy was born and raised in Spring Valley, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Philipsburg-Osceola High School. Following high school, Trudy obtained her Bachelor Degree and a Master of Arts Degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. After college, she moved to the west coast and earned her law degree from California Western School of Law in San Diego, California. Trudy attended Cal-West on
a full-scholarship, was a member of Law Review and the Appellate Court Competition Team. Trudy is licensed to practice law in California and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and has experience working on high profile, federal criminal cases in California.
Trudy returned to Pennsylvania in 2005 and was employed by Naddeo & Lewis as an associate civil litigator for three years. Trudy then joined the District Attorney’s Office as an Assistant District Attorney from January 2010 until January 2014, during which time she was Chief of the appeals unit, supervised the prosecution of juvenile offenders, and prosecuted adult criminal cases. Trudy left the DA’s office and opened Lumadue Law Office in Clearfield where she ran a successful practice for six years. During these years Trudy was also raising her six adopted children through their younger years.
In October of 2018, Trudy returned to the District Attorney’s Office as a part-time Assistant District Attorney and remained part-time until January 2020, when she was appointed to Deputy District Attorney by DA Sayers. As Deputy District Attorney, Trudy manages the case load of the office by assigning the over 1,200 cases a year to the attorneys in the office. Additionally, she attends preliminary hearings, appears for motions court and sentencing court, and handles trials. Trudy has a passion for helping to protect the children of our county and takes special interest in handling cases involving minors because she wants to ensure our County remains a safe place to not only live, but to pursue ones dreams and callings.
Roy E. Cross III, Assistant District Attorney
Roy E. Cross, III, joined the District Attorney’s Office in February of 2020 as a full-time Assistant District Attorney. Roy is originally from the Greater Pittsburgh area and attended Montour High School. After high school, Roy earned his B.A. with honors from Robert Morris University in 2016, and his juris doctorate from Duquesne University School of Law in 2019.
During his time in law school, Roy was a legal assistant with the Sembrat Law Firm and a certified legal intern with the Allegheny County Office of Conflict Counsel where he argued juvenile hearings, handled motions for criminal cases, researched various legal issues, and negotiated cases with the district attorney’s office. After passing the bar exam, he worked for the Law Office of Daniel McIntyre in Pittsburgh where he researched family law issues, drafted pleadings, and handled various other legal matters in Washington and Allegheny Counties until being hired in the Clearfield County Office of the District Attorney.
Warren B. Mikesell II, Assistant District Attorney
Warren B. Mikesell, II, serves as a part-time Assistant District Attorney with the Office of District Attorney. In this position, Warren has a full caseload in which he handles preliminary hearings, criminal call, and trials.
Warren is a 1977 graduate of Clearfield Area High School. After high school, he served in the United States Navy from 1977 until 1985, attaining the rank of Personnelman First Class Petty Officer. He was honorably discharged and enrolled in Grove City College where he completed his undergraduate studies in Business Administration and Economics. Following that he earned his juris doctorate from The Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Upon returning to Clearfield, Warren joined his father, Donald R. Mikesell in the practice of law. During Warren’s career, in addition to his private practice, he has been both an Assistant District Attorney and an Assistant Public Defender.
Warren lives in Clearfield with his wife. He is the father of three children, and has three grandchildren.