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Eastern District of Michigan

Eastern District of Michigan

Turnip Rock Lake Huron
Turnip Rock Lake Huron


Welcome to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Michigan, which encompasses 6.5 million people in the Eastern half of Michigan’s lower peninsula.   Our jurisdiction consists of 34 counties, stretching from the Ohio border north to the Mackinac Bridge, and from mid-Michigan east to Canada. 

The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan is the Chief Federal Law Enforcement Officer in the District.  The U.S. Attorney, Dawn Ison, is one of 93 U.S. Attorneys appointed by the President and confirmed by the United States Senate. The office prosecutes cases involving violations of federals laws and represents the interests of the United States government and its agencies in criminal and civil matters.    Our office also enforces federal civil rights to uphold the civil and constitutional rights of all persons in the United States, particularly some of the most vulnerable members of our society.

The main U.S. Attorney's Office is in Detroit, with primary branch offices in Flint and Bay City. The office employs approximately 120 Assistant United States Attorneys and 135 support staff.

The office's annual budget is approximately $25 million.  Through forfeitures and affirmative civil settlements, the office regularly brings in over $100 million annually for the United States, which is  turned over to taxpayers and crime victims.

Our office is organized into four divisions: Criminal, Civil, Appellate, and Administrative.


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