Prosecutor hires new domestic violence prosecutor

The Charlevoix County Prosecuting Attorney Allen Telgenhof announced Wednesday that he has selected Gregory G. Justis of Petoskey to serve as special assistant prosecuting attorney for his office, with a focus on domestic violence prosecutions.

The position, as an independent contractor paying $2,500 per month, was approved by the Charlevoix County Board of Commissioners on Feb. 25. Justis will handle the prosecution of all domestic violence cases in Charlevoix County.

“Greg has extensive experience in working with victims of domestic violence and more importantly, a passion for this type of work,” Telgenhof said. “Through his work with Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians he has worked with the Women’s Resource Center and while he was in school he worked with our sheriff’s department so they are very familiar with him as well. We are fortunate to have someone with his experience and drive in this position.”

Justis operates a law practice and is currently the domestic violence grant coordinator for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Tribal Court. Through this position he has presented and trained in the area of domestic violence. While in law school, he worked in the University of Louisville Domestic Violence Law Clinic for two years, representing domestic violence survivors in Jefferson County Circuit and District Courts, Telgenhof said.

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with Mr. Telgenhof and the staff of the prosecuting attorney’s office, and to continue working with the dedicated domestic violence advocates and professionals throughout the county,”

Gregory G. Justis

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with Mr. Telgenhof and the staff of the prosecuting attorney’s office, and to continue working with the dedicated domestic violence advocates and professionals throughout the county,” said Justis. “The safety and welfare of this community is something about which I care deeply, and I am thankful to the board of commissioners for unanimously supporting the position. I look forward to continuing the exceptional work that has been accomplished in handling these difficult and important cases in Charlevoix County.”


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