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 Klein Chief Assistant
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 the chairperson of the Kalamazoo County Criminal Process Committee and is
the liaison between the Prosecutor's Office and the Kalamazoo County Mental Health Recorvery Court.
Carrie became the Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in January 2005.
Lisa A Henthorn
has worked with Kalamazoo County since 1986. In 2014, she joined the Kalamazoo County Prosecutor's Office
as the Prosecutor's Administrator. As the Administrator, she is responsible for supervising all non-attorney staff
and provides direct supervision of the Victim/Witness Unit. In addition, she oversees the Office budget,
coordinates grant applications and contracts, and manages the technological needs of the Office. Also, she
coordinates the preparation and maintenance of various Office manuals, and directs the administration
of legal document flow, including electronig document flow. In 2013, Lisa graduated from Davenport`
University, where she received a Master's Degree in Business Administration.