OFFICE OF THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY
Jeff has practiced law in Kalamazoo County for over 23 years. As an Assistant Prosecutor
from 1990-1998, he successfully prosecuted thousands of cases, including several homicides, drug cases
and sex crimes. Working primarily in Circuit Court, Jeff routinely handled the toughest, most
high-profile and difficult to prosecute cases in Kalamazoo County. After being in private practice
for 14 years, Jeff was elected Prosecuting Attorney in 2012.
A lifelong West Michigander, Jeff was born and raised in Wyoming, Michigan, graduating from Wyoming
Rogers High School in 1982. He then moved to Kalamazoo to attend Western Michigan University,
completing dual degrees in Criminal Justice and Sociology. Jeff earned his law degree from Indiana
University School of Law - Bloomington in 1989.
In the community, Jeff serves (or has served) on the Board of Directors for Guardian Advocacy and
Finance Services, the Kalamazoo County Bar Association and the State Bar of Michigan's Attorney
Discipline Board Hearing Panel. He is also a member of Kiwanis and coaches West Portage Little League.
Carrie has been an
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Kalamazoo County since joining the office in 1985. She has
worked in all areas of the Office, handling cases in District Court, Probate Court and in both
the Trial Division and Family Division of the Circuit Court. Carrie holds a degree in Criminal Justice
from Grand Valley State College. She received her law degree in 1984 from Wayne State University
Law School and also graduated as a 1984 member of the Wayne State Law School Chapter of the Order
of the Coif. Carrie serves as a member of the Kalamazoo Assault Intervention Program,
the Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team and the Kalamazoo Consortium Elder Abuse Task Force.
Carrie became the Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in January 2005.
Kristine D. Cunningham
has worked within Kalamazoo County's criminal justice system
since 1995 and joined the Kalamazoo County Prosecutor's Office in 2003.
As the Administrator, she is responsible for managing all non-attorney staff.
In addition, she oversees the Office's budget, coordinates grant applications and
contracts, and manages the technological needs of the Office. Previously, she
served as the Coordinator for the Kalamazoo Criminal Justice Council (KCJC), and as
the Program Assistant of the Kalamazoo County Adult Drug Treatment Court.
In 1995, Kristine graduated cum laude from Western Michigan University (WMU)
with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Sociology. In 2004, she obtained her
Master's Degree in Public Administration from WMU. Kristine currently serves as
an active member of the Prosecuting Attorney's Association of Michigan (PAAM)
Technical Services Committee.