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Welcome to the Cheboygan County, Michigan Prosecuting Attorney's Web Site. I hope you find these pages helpful in learning about our office and the criminal justice system.

Melissa Goodrich, Prosecuting Attorney

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I joined the Cheboygan County Prosecutor’s office in September 2016 as an Assistant Prosecutor.  I am also the 53rd Circuit Court representative for Cheboygan and Presque Isle Counties for the State Bar of Michigan Representative Assembly.  I am a member of the Child Protection Mediation Program Steering Committee, and a member of the Michigan Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #122.  I have been practicing law since 2003 in various capacities including private practice in Cheboygan for approximately 10 years, as an assistant prosecutor for Presque Isle County and Montmorency County, and previously an adjunct professor for North Central Michigan College.  I am licensed to practice in the State of Michigan and previously appeared in the United States District Court Western District of Michigan, Sault Ste Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Tribal Court and Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Court, and completed the Legal Advocacy Program at the National Advocacy Center.  I earned my Juris Doctorate Degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, cum laude, in 2002.  While at law school, I was Editor in Chief of the law school newspaper, Law Student Section Chair of the State Bar of Michigan, served on the Moot Court Board, and participated in the Pace University National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition.  Before that, I earned my Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Michigan University in 1997.

 

Alfred E. Feleppa, III, Chief Assistant

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I attended Alma College (B.A.) and Ohio Northern University (J.D.) where I participated in an International Law summer program hosted through Layola University in Moscow and Budapest. I served in the Mackinac County Prosecutor's Office for 10 years as an assistant and six years as the Elected Prosecutor where I was involved with Sobriety Court, grant applications, drug team, and Children's Trust Fund Roundtable. I was in private practice for three years and have the privilege of now serving Cheboygan County as your assistant prosecutor.

Amber Libby, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney

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I am originally from Marquette, MI. I joined the Cheboygan County Prosecuting Attorney’s office in January 2019. I have been licensed in the State of Michigan to practice law since 2017. As a licensed attorney, I have practiced law in private practice, and as a Guardian Ad Litem and Juvenile Delinquency Attorney, and also as a Staff Attorney in the Domestic Violence Division for the Crime Victim Legal Assistance Project. I’m a member of the Michigan Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #122. I have earned a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree from Northern Michigan University, a Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) Degree from Central Michigan University, a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from Western Michigan University, and a Master of Law (LL.M) from Western Michigan University. And, I am currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Criminal Justice and Criminology. While in law school, I completed a directed study regarding domestic violence and coordinated community responses in Cheboygan County, a judicial internship with the Honorable Joseph Farah in Flint, MI, and the 60+ Estate Planning Clinic. I am also a previous Adjunct Professor for North Central Michigan College.

Prosecuting Attorney
Melissa Goodrich
(231) 627-8450

Office
870 S. Main Street, Rm 143
P.O. Box 70
Cheboygan, MI 49721
(231) 627-8450
Fax: (231) 627-8405

Hours
Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm

Additional Staff
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
Amber L. Libby, MPA JD LLM
Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
Alfred E. Feleppa, III
Officer Manager/Clerk for Probate Court cases
Melanie Hansen
Victim Advocate/Witness Coordinator
Celeste M. Charboneau
Child Support Specialist
Sarah C. Hartman
Clerk for Circuit Court Cases
Juliet K. Rettell
Clerk for District Court Cases
Matthew J. Friday, MA