Prosecuting Attorney

What we do . . .

The Prosecuting Attorney’s Office reviews all requests for complaints and warrants involving violations of state law, Michigan State University and/or County ordinances.

The Prosecuting Attorney is responsible for a wide array of legal functions for Ingham County some of which include:

  • Chief Law Enforcement Official for Ingham County
  • Reviews, authorizes and prosecutes violations of felony and misdemeanor criminal laws of the State of Michigan committed within Ingham County
  • Reviews petitions involving juvenile persons under 17 who engage in state law violations
  • Reviews all drug and property forfeiture matters
  • Advises the Family Independence Agency on child abuse and neglect matters
  • Attends contested mental health commitment hearings
  • Files and prosecutes actions to establish paternity
  • Files actions to establish family support matters

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8 am to 12 and 1 to 5 pm. The office is closed from 12:00 noon to 1:00 PM and on weekends and County Holidays. The office's main phone number is (517) 483-6108.

Our office is located at the Grady Porter Building/Veterans Memorial Courthouse Complex, 303 W Kalamazoo, 4R, Lansing MI 48933.

Gretchen Whitmer has been appointed as Ingham County Prosecuting Attorney, effective July 2.

In the interim, Chief Assistant Prosecutor Lisa McCormick is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Prosecutor’s Office. Ms. McCormick can be reached at (517) 483-6247, or”

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests: For information on filing a FOIA request, either with the Prosecutor or any other Ingham County Department, please visit the County of Ingham's FOIA web page:

For further information click below:

 Office Information/Staff Assignments
 Internship Opportunities
 Family Support
 Economic Crime Unit
 Press Releases

Information on collecting court-ordered restitution:

Pew Research Center crime study: crime study.pdf

Elder Abuse: Here is some information from the National Center on Elder Abuse: It is a federally-funded project to provide information to senior citizens and their families, about keeping safe from scams: elder abuse brochure.pdf