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Andrew B. Birge was appointed U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Michigan by the federal court on March 16, 2018. Mr. Birge first assumed the duties of the office as the Acting U.S. Attorney on January 20, 2017. He has been with the office for over 20 years, including nearly ten years as the First Assistant, the senior-most management position in the office. He previously oversaw appeals for the office and handled all manner of trial work, including cases arising in Indian Country. In his capacity as U.S. Attorney, Mr. Birge serves on the Native American Issues Subcommittee of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee.
Mr. Birge began his legal career as a law clerk to the Hon. Richard A. Enslen, the late Chief U.S. District Court Judge for the Western District of Michigan, in Kalamazoo, Michigan. For several years before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, he worked in a private firm.
Mr. Birge obtained his law degree from the Columbia University School of Law, and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Carleton College.