MARQUETTE, Mich. (WZMQ) – Marquette County Prosecuting Attorney Matthew Wiese has been appointed to the 25th Circuit Court bench by Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
Wiese has been serving in the Prosecutor’s Office for over thirty years, including as Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney from 2009-2011. He also previously served as a staff attorney for the Battered Women’s Justice Project and as Associate Dean of Students at Northern Michigan University.
During his tenure as a prosecutor, Wiese authored or coauthored successful grant proposals for, among other things, the OVW Rural Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Grant Program as well as the Blueprint for Safety, an Interagency Model Community Response to Domestic Violence. He also assisted in developing and promoting a countywide law enforcement policy for domestic violence cases in Marquette County. In 2022, he was awarded the Career Prosecutor Service Award in recognition of over 30 years of service as a prosecutor.
He received his Bachelor of Science from Northern Michigan University, and his Juris Doctor from Vermont Law School.
“I want to thank Governor Whitmer for this appointment,” said Wiese. “I am honored to be selected and look forward to continuing to serve the citizens of Marquette County as their next 25th Circuit Court Judge. As a prosecutor, I have made every effort to be fair and seek justice, and, as Marquette County’s next Circuit Court Judge, I will strive to make decisions that are fair and just, while treating all who come before the Court with dignity and respect.”
The appointment was made to fill a partial term following the resignation of Judge Jennifer Mazzuchi. Wiese’s term will commence on Monday, November 27, 2023, and expire at twelve o’clock noon on January 1, 2025.