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Western District of Michigan

About the Western District of Michigan

Welcome to the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Michigan. Our mission is to uphold the rule of law, to keep the District safe, and to protect civil rights.  To accomplish this mission, we commit to the values of independence and impartiality, honesty and integrity, respect, and excellence.

Our three-fold mission identifies our primary goals. First, we uphold the rule of law. Everyone in our District should have confidence in the people who enforce our laws and the system whereby we make collective decisions and resolve disputes. Starting with ourselves, we uphold the rule of law by following the norms of independence and impartiality; exercising discretion in a principled manner; and always following the facts and the law. Beyond our Office, we do so by defending our democracy and the institutions that sustain it. We also do so by promoting good government and ably representing our federal clients and protecting federal dollars.

Second, we keep the District safe. Everyone in our District should live unburdened by the threat of crime. We keep the District safe by protecting national security, countering foreign and domestic terrorists, combating violent crime, targeting drug trafficking, disrupting cyber threats, protecting vulnerable communities, and seizing and forfeiting the economic fruits of crime.

And third, we protect civil rights. Everyone in our District should freely exercise their rights of citizenship and enjoy equal protection under the law. We protect civil rights by protecting the right to vote, combating discrimination of all kinds, and prosecuting hate crimes. In addition, we do so by reforming and strengthening our criminal justice system, promoting trust between communities and law enforcement, earning that trust, and ensuring accountability when that trust is broken. Finally, we do so by advancing environmental justice, protecting vulnerable communities that share a disproportionate share of health and environmental burdens.

Meet the U.S. Attorney

Mark A. Totten
U.S. Attorney

Grand Rapids
(616) 456-2404
Fax: (616) 456-2408

Contact the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Michigan

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Limited English Proficiency Statement:

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Michigan, in compliance with Executive Order 13166, Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency has free language translation services available for public use when conducting business with our office by phone or in person.

We do not provide legal assistance to the general public and are not an investigative office. Information regarding criminal activity needs to be referred to an investigative law enforcement agency. Please contact your local police department to report a crime.

Declaración sobre Conocimiento Limitado del Idioma Inglés:

La Fiscalía Federal del Distrito Oeste de Michigan, en cumplimiento con el Decreto Presidencial 13166, Mejorando el Acceso a Servicios para Personas con Conocimiento Limitado del Idioma Inglés, tiene servicios de traducción disponibles para el público, libre de costo, mientras conduce negocios con nuestra oficina por teléfono o en persona.

Nuestra oficina no proporciona ayuda legal al público en general y no somos una agencia investigadora. Información sobre actividad criminal tiene que remitirse a una agencia de orden público investigativa. Para reportar un delito, por favor, comuníquese con el departamento de policía más cercano.