Sunday, December 21, 2014
Isabella County Community Development

Prosecuting Attorney

CourtroomThe Prosecuting Attorney is an elected official with a four-year term of office, as provided by the Michigan constitution. Elections occur at the time of the Presidential election, on the partisan ballot. The Prosecuting Attorney is independent of the Michigan Attorney General. The Prosecuting Attorney’s office is responsible for a wide array of legal functions in our county, some of which include:

  • chief law enforcement official in the County
  • reviews, authorizes and prosecutes violations of felony and misdemeanor criminal laws of the State of Michigan (and County ordinances) committed inside the County
  • authorizes and prosecutes felony & misdemeanor juvenile delinquency offenses
  • represents the County in criminal matters before the District & Circuit Courts; juvenile delinquency, parental neglect and miscellaneous probate matters in the Circuit Court/Family Division and the Probate Court, and appeals in the Court of Appeals and Michigan Supreme Court
  • advises the Family Independence Agency on child abuse and neglect petitions, and actions to terminate parental rights
  • attends contested mental health commitment hearings
  • represents and advises the County Board of Commissioners and other County departments on legal matters
  • presides at a monthly concealed Weapon Permit Board, unless he or she appoints a certified firearms instructor to replace the Prosecuting Attorney
  • files and prosecutes actions to establish paternity
  • files actions to establish a family support order

Our Staff

Attorneys:
Risa Scully, Prosecutor
Robert Holmes, Chief Assistant Prosecutor
Mark Kowalczyk, Principal Trial Attorney
Stuart Black, Senior Assistant Prosecutor
Sarah Huyser, Assistant Prosecutor
Lawrence King, Assistant Prosecutor
Support Staff:
Roberta, Administrative Manager
Donna, Victim Rights Coordinator
Stacey, P/T Victim Rights Advocate
Penny, Civil Support Staff
Brenda, Criminal Support Staff
Heather, Criminal Support Staff
Colette, Criminal Support Staff
Amanda, Receptionist