About former US Attorneys

Charles R. Gross
United States Attorney - Western District of Michigan
2007 - 2008

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Mr. Charles R. Gross served as the United States Attorney for the Western District of Michigan from April 15, 2007 until October 26, 2008 when he was succeeded by Mr. Donald A. Davis after Mr. Gross accepted a permanent position with the Department of Justice in Washington D.C.

Mr. Gross succeeded United States Attorney Mr. Brian K. Delaney, who also succeeded former United States Attorney Margaret M. Chiara, who resigned on March 16, 2007. Mr. Gross served until Mr. Davis was selected by Chief U.S. District Judge Paul L. Maloney.

Mr. Gross served on active duty with the United States Marine Corps, where he held the rank of colonel. He was recalled to active duty in June 2006 for service in Operation Iraqi Freedom, and from August 2006 to February 2007, he served as the principal U.S. military liaison between the governor of Anbar Province, Iraq and coalition forces.

From January 2005 to June 2006, Mr. Gross served as the First Assistant United States Attorney in the Western District of Michigan.

From November 2004 to December 2005, Mr. Gross served on detail to the Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility as an Assistant Counsel.

From June 1999 to October 2004, Mr. Gross served as the Civil Chief in the Western District of Michigan, and from March 1990 to May 1999, he served as an Assistant Branch Director of the Justice Department’s Civil Division.

From July 1989 to February 1990, Mr. Gross was an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Arizona, following his service from August 1985 to June 1989 as a Trial Attorney in the Justice Department’s Civil Division.

From August 1978 to July 1985, Mr. Gross served as an active-duty judge advocate in the United States Marine Corps, where he handled the prosecution and defense of courts-martial, civil litigation support, and operational law matters.

Mr. Gross is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, with a degree in Mathematics. He received his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin Law School.

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