Who We Are
|| DOUGLAS R. LLOYD
J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Doug was appointed as Prosecuting Attorney by the circuit court judges in June 2013 after his predecessor, Jeffrey L. Sauter, became a circuit court judge. Doug previously served as the Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney from 2008 to June 2013, and as an Eaton County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney from 2000 to 2008. During his first 3½ years in our office, he prosecuted controlled substance cases and forfeitures. From 2003-2013, he has been in charge of the Economic Crimes Unit.
Doug is a member of the Organized Retail Crime Advisory Board (2013-2017), appointed by Governor Snyder in April 2013. He was also involved in reviewing the legislation that created new organized retail fraud crimes, as well as the Advisory Board.
Doug was also appointed by Secretary of State Ruth Johnson to the Fighting Auto Insurance Rip-Offs (FAIR) task force, as the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan representative.
Doug was appointed as a board member of the Child abuse Prevention Council of Eaton County in September 2013.
Doug was by the Senate Majority Leader and the Speaker of the House to fill the vacany on the State Drug Treatment Court Advisory Committee in September 2013.
Doug previously served as a Jackson County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney (1996-2000), where he was the Chief Trial Attorney in the Drug and Arson Unit. In February 2011, he received his 15-year Prosecution Service Award from PAAM. He has also worked in private practice, specializing in criminal defense and real estate (1992-1995). He is licensed to practice law in Michigan, Arkansas and Nevada. Doug is a member of the National Fire Investigators Association. Doug's interests include his family, golf and water sports.
Doug has served on the State Bar of Michigan Character & Fitness Committee (District E) from 2004-2010.
NEIL F. O'BRIEN
B.A., University of Notre Dame
KELLY E. MORTON
B.A., Oakland University
BRENT E. MORTON
B.A., Michigan State University
| SHARON S. PARK
Assistant Prosecuting AttorneyB.A.,B.S. Michigan State University
J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Current Assignment: Circuit Court
Sharon has been an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Eaton County since August 2008. She had previously worked in our Economic Crimes Unit office while in law school as a volunteer, and as an intern.
ADRIANNE K. VANLANGEVELDE
Assistant Prosecuting AttorneyB.A., ~ Cum Laude, Michigan State University
J.D., MSU College of Law
Current Assignment: Domestic Violence; Personal Protection Orders
Adrianne has been an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Eaton County since August 2010. She previously worked as an assistant prosecuting attorney in Mecosta County, and as a clerk for a judge of the Eaton County Circuit Court. She was also semi-finalist in the AAJ Mock Trial Competition in the Spring of 2008.
ADAM H. STRONG
B.A. / B.A., Michigan State University
CHRIS N. ANDERSON
B.S., Tri-State University
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
B.A., M.S,. Indiana State University
Current Assignment: District Court
Brian has been an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Eaton County since August, 2013. Brian received his law degree in December, 2012 and was barred in May 2013. Brian is a proud graduate of Sexton High School.
Sr. Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
Current Assignment: Economic Crimes Unit
Kollette has been an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Eaton County since October 2013. Previously, Kollette worked as an assistant prosecuting attorney in Ingham County and Livingston County.
Child Support Specialist
Carrie has been a Child Support Specialist since 2012.
HEATHER H. HICKS
BRYAN N. SERATT
What We Do
The Prosecuting Attorney is an elected official with a four-year term of office, as provided by the Michigan Constitution. Elections occur at the time of the Presidential election, on the partisan ballot. The Prosecuting Attorney is independent of the Michigan Attorney General.
- chief law enforcement official in the County
- reviews, authorizes and prosecutes violations of felony and misdemeanor criminal laws of the State of Michigan (and County ordinances) committed inside the County. The primary law enforcement agencies include the Eaton County Sheriff's Department, the City of Charlotte Police Department, City of Grand Ledge Police Department, City of Eaton Rapids Police Department, City of Olivet Police Department, City of Potterville Police Department, Village of Bellevue Police Department, and the Michigan State Police.
- authorizes and prosecutes felony & misdemeanor juvenile delinquency offenses
- represents the County in criminal matters before the District & Circuit Courts; juvenile delinquency, parental neglect and miscellaneous probate matters in the Circuit Court/Family Division and the Probate Court, and appeals in the Court of Appeals and Michigan Supreme Court
- advises the Michigan Department of Human Services on child abuse and neglect petitions, and actions to terminate parental rights
- attends contested mental health commitment hearings
- represents and advises the County Board of Commissioners and other County departments on legal matters
- presides at a monthly Concealed Weapon Permit Board, unless he or she opts off for the remainder of their term. In that case, the county board appoints a certified firearms instructor to replace the Prosecuting Attorney.
- files and prosecutes actions to establish paternity
- files actions to establish a family support order
Former Eaton County Prosecuting Attorneys
1991 - 2013: Jeffrey L. Sauter
1985 - 1990: G. Michael Hocking
1975 - 1984: Paul F. Berger
1973 - 1974: David L. Smith
1969 - 1972: Donald L. Zimmer
1965 - 1968: Willard Mikesell
1957 - 1964: Robert Ballard
1953 - 1956: Joseph Bauer
1947 - 1952: Robert Carr
1945 - 1946: Burton Cameron
1943 - 1944: Robert Carr
1935 - 1942: Homer Bauer
1933 - 1934: John L. Wright
1930 - 1932: George W. Watson
1925 - 1930: Fisk Bangs
1921 - 1924: Claude J. Marshall
1917 - 1920: Harry H. Partlow
1913 - 1916: Emerson R. Boyles
1909 - 1912: Russell R. McPeek
1905 - 1908: Elmer N. Peters
1901 - 1904: Lewis J. Dann
1899 - 1900: LeRoy Jones
1897 - 1898: Walter Webster
1895 - 1896: Herman S. Maynard
1893 - 1894: Lyman H. McCall
1889 - 1892: Horace S. Maynard
1885 - 1888: John M. C. Smith
1881 - 1884: Robert W. Shriner
1877 - 1880: George Huggett