Assistant Prosecuting Attorney: Appellate Cases – Allegan County

Assistant Prosecuting Attorney – Appellate Cases – Full Time – Allegan County, Michigan

Job Summary

At the discretion of the elected Allegan County Prosecuting Attorney, the Assistant Prosecuting Attorney is responsible for performing any and all duties directed by the Prosecuting Attorney, as set forth by the Constitution and statutes of the State of Michigan, and is subject to the same qualifications, statutes, requirements, penalties and obligations applicable therein. This role will have a focus in doing appellate case work that will involve extensive research and writing. 

*Possibility of some remote work with this position

Wage Range: $71,000 – $95,000 salaried with excellent benefits

Responsibilities and Duties:

  1. Responsible for prosecuting misdemeanor, felony, juvenile delinquency, child abuse, guardianship, animal control, neglect, and mental incompetence proceedings and court cases.
  2. Performs on-call and warrant duties when necessary; requires immediate response to telephone; contact may travel to office, crime scene, etc.
  3. Represents the People of the State of Michigan in criminal prosecutions of felonies at all stages of the process; assists with preparation of civil lawsuits in Circuit Court including drafting complaints, motions, discovery, settlement conferences, trials, judgments and post-judgment proceedings.
  4. Appears in court to represent the best interests of the children involved in child protection proceedings and divorce cases.
  5. Attends and participates in all specialty courts; must be knowledgeable in parameters for entry into Veterans Court and for placement in the Felony Probation Swift and Sure Sanctions program.
  6. Provides education and legal opinions, advice and information to law enforcement, Department of Social Services, Board of Commissioners, and City/County departments and other agencies regarding new laws, statutes, and cases.
  7. Prepares appellate briefs, conducts research, and presents arguments to the Court of Appeals and other appellate Courts.
  8. Participates on various interagency and interdepartmental committees including Victim Impact Panel, Gun Board, etc.; attends meetings, workshops, seminars, etc. to keep abreast of legal matters.
  9. Remains educated and trained on new legislation and case law.
  10. Research and case writing of appellate cases. 
  11. Performs other related essential duties as required.


  • Graduate of an accredited law school and member of the Michigan State Bar.


  • Prefer two years post law school experience.
  • Prefer prior experience in research and writing for appellate case work.