PROSECUTING ATTORNEY’S OFFICE

The Prosecuting Attorney, chief law enforcement official in Emmet County, is responsible for a wide array of legal functions for the county with over 250 duties created by the state legislature. Click here to read more about the responsibilities and duties of the PA’s Office.

Mailing Address: 200 Division Street, Suite G42 ~ Petoskey, MI ~ 49770
Phone:   (231) 348-1725
Fax:   (231) 348-0686
Email:  [email protected]
Location: The Prosecuting Attorney’s office is located in the Emmet County Building on the ground floor in suite G42. All visitors must enter at the Lake Street entrance and go through security procedures currently in place. Except for specific holidays, the PA’s office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., including through the lunch hour.

MESSAGE FROM THE PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE CONCERNING COVID
The Prosecutor’s Office is open and operating for business as usual. All phone calls will be answered during normal business hours at (231) 348-1725 with voicemails being returned on our next business day. Please continue to use electronic means for providing paperwork. The general office email is [email protected].


  • Photo of James Linderman

    Emmet County Prosecuting Attorney

    James R. Linderman

    James Linderman, a native of Harbor Springs, has served as Emmet County’s Prosecuting Attorney since January 2005, after winning his first election in November 2004. Linderman earned his juris doctorate degree from the University of Minnesota Law School and also attended Indiana University where he received a master’s degree in business finance. He has worked, in some capacity, with the Emmet County’s prosecutor’s office for nearly 40 years, previously serving as the chief assistant prosecutor for years before being elected to lead the PA office. Linderman was reelected in November 2020 for another four-year term, beginning Jan. 1, 2021. He can be reached at [email protected].

ASSISTANT PROSECUTORS

  • MICHAEL SCHUITEMA
    Chief Assistant Prosecutor
    University of Virginia School of Law
  • E. MICHAEL McNAMARA
    Assistant Prosecutor
    W.M.U. Cooley Law School
  • STEPHEN B. GRAHAM JR.
    Assistant Prosecutor
    W.M.U. Cooley Law School
  • CHRISTINE B. BURKE
    Assistant Prosecutor
    University of Oregon School of Law

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

To speak with someone in the Prosecutor’s Office, please call (231) 348-1725 or send an email to [email protected].

  • JENNIFER BOYER
    Prosecuting Attorney’s Office Manager
  • KATELYN MORSE
    Victim Advocate/Witness Coordinator
  • CORRINE KOURY
    Child Support Specialist
  • ASHLEY WILLIAMS
    Legal Secretary
  • SONYA GODDARD
    Legal Secretary
  • ~position open~
    Receptionist & Part-time Advocate

 

Emmet County, Michigan
200 Division Street, Petoskey MI 49770
(231) 348-1702 | Contact Us