Michael Carpenter, Midland County Prosecutor
The Mission of the Midland County Prosecuting Attorney's office is to seek justice for the citizens of Midland County by enforcing the law vigorously, impartially, and efficiently. The guilty shall be held accountable and the innocent protected.
Biography of Michael Carpenter
Michael Carpenter is the Prosecuting Attorney for Midland County. He has been a resident of Midland since he and his wife Terra moved here in 1988. He graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor's degree in business management and graduated Cum Laude from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1994 where he received his Juris Doctorate degree.
Mike worked for The Dow Chemical Company in the plastics packaging business while attending law school and after graduating he clerked for Midland County Circuit Judges Thomas Beale and Thomas Ludington. Next, he worked in private practice for the law firm of Mathieu & Lee for 4 years before starting his own law practice as a general practitioner.
Mike successfully ran for his current position as Midland County Prosecuting Attorney in 2004 and was re-elected in 2008. In addition to his duties as the chief law enforcement officer for the County, Mike oversees 13 staff members including 6 attorneys.
Locally, he serves as a member on the board for the Counsel on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, the community health and human services collaborative board and is the chairman for the Midland County Community Correction Action Board, the Midland County DARE board, the Midland County Concealed Weapons licensing board and for the board of Elders for the Midland Evangelical Free church.
Mike also serves on committees state wide. He is a member of the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan governing board and chairs the sub-committee for information technology. He was recently selected by his peers to the appointment by Governor Synder on the Criminal Justice Information Systems committee where he is working to improve the accuracy and access to the criminal justice community for the entire state of Michigan.