Prosecuting Attorney

Department Contact:
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 - 5:00


301 State St.
Charlevoix, MI 49720

(County Building:  2nd floor, rear of building, off Antrim Street, just above county clerk's office)

Allen Telgenhof, Prosecuting Attorney
Kerry Zahner, Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
Caitlin Borchard, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
Susan Houseknecht, Law Clerk
Libby Mikulski, Victim Advocate/Witness Coordinator
Kristen Herriman, Child Support Specialist
Mary Shepard, Administrative Assistant
Lori Parris, Administrative Assistant
Chris Whitley, Administrative Assistant

What We Do:

The Prosecuting Attorney's Office represents the State of Michigan in all criminal prosecutions in Charlevoix County, in Circuit Court and District Court, as well as in delinquency, neglect, mental incompetency, and adult guardianship proceedings in both Probate Court and the Family Division of the Circuit Court.

The Prosecuting Attorney is an elected official with a four-year term, chosen at the time of the Presidential election, on the partisan ballot.

The Victim Advocate/Witness Coordinator performs services for victims of crime as mandated under the Crime Victims Rights Act.  The Child Support Specialist assists custodial parents in establishing support orders on cases referred through the Michigan Office of Child Support.

Additionally, the Prosecuting Attorney has over 240 statutorily mandated duties.