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Meet the U.S. Attorney

Daniel Lemisch, Interim US Attorney

Daniel L. Lemisch, Acting U.S. Attorney

Daniel L. Lemisch is the Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan. Mr. Lemisch previously served as the First Assistant, Chief of the Criminal Division and was a Deputy Chief of the Controlled Substance Unit, where he prosecuted cases involving narcotics conspiracies, money laundering and homicide. During his career as a federal prosecutor, Mr. Lemisch has also handled cases involving public corruption, health care fraud and violent crimes. Mr. Lemisch also provides international assistance on behalf of the Department of Justice on trial advocacy, public corruption and criminal procedure code reform.


Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Mr. Lemisch was a trial lawyer and Chief of Appeals at the Oakland County Prosecutors Office in Pontiac, Michigan. While at Oakland County, Mr. Lemisch prosecuted numerous felony jury trials and argued cases before the appellate courts.


Mr. Lemisch also practiced civil law in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he specialized in commercial litigation.


Mr. Lemisch graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia, and studied law at the University of Detroit School of Law.

Updated August 22, 2017

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