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A. Michael Leffler

First Assistant, Criminal Division, Retired

B.A., Michigan State University
J.D., Wayne State University
Michigan Department of Attorney General, Retired
 

Mr. Leffler is a 35-year veteran of the Michigan Department of Attorney General.  He served as the First Assistant in the Criminal Division and as the Assistant-in-Charge of the Tort Defense and Environmental Protection Divisions. He also served as Senior Deputy Director and Bureau Chief of the Consumer Protection and Criminal Prosecutions Bureau and the Consumer and Environmental Protection Bureau. He was the Chair of the Attorney General’s Emergency Legal Response Team and was the principle legal advisor to the Michigan Department of State Police on Homeland Security and Emergency Management matters, including the creation of the state’s first Fusion Center.  

Mr. Leffler is a frequent speaker at American Bar Association, American Law Institute, Michigan Bar Association, ICLE and national training programs on Homeland Security and Emergency Management issues and has been the Keynote Speaker at the Michigan Homeland Security Conference. He is a graduate of Michigan State University and the Wayne State University Law School.  Mr. Leffler joins the Homeland and National Security Law LL.M. program teaching Emergency Management Law and Homeland Security Law I.