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Eastern District of Michigan

About the District

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.

Meet the U.S. Attorney

Dawn N. Ison
U.S. Attorney

Phone: (313) 226-9100
TTD: (313) 226-9560
Fax: (313) 226-2311

Phone: (810) 766-5177
TTD: (810) 766-5100
Fax: (810) 766-5427

Bay City:
Phone: (989) 895-5712
TTD: (989) 895-2501
Fax: (989) 895-5790

Dawn Ison

The United States Attorney’s Office made significant strides in 2023 in rebuilding community trust, reinvigorating our protection of civil rights, and restructuring our approach to violent crime. The details of the office’s work in 2023 are set forth in our annual report. Click here to view the report.



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Do you have an environmental justice concern? Contact our office at 313-226-9634 or email us at or visit our web page HERE for more information.

Our Civil Rights hotline is available for anyone who may have suffered a violation of their civil rights. The number is 313-226-9151. Civil rights complaints may also be made online at this link Civil Rights Complaint Form.

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