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Nessel, Dana (D)

Attorney General
Office: 525 W. Ottawa Street, P.O. Box 30212, Lansing MI 48909
Term: First
Website: www.michigan.gov/ag

BB - Binsfeld Building,  BT - Boji Tower,  CB - Capitol Building,  HOB - House Office Building 


POLITICAL CAREER

Dana Nessel was elected Attorney General in 2018 after she defeated former House Speaker Tom LEONARD in the general election. 

WORK EXPERIENCE

She is a former Assistant Prosecutor in the Wayne County Prosecutors Office.  While there, she was assigned to handle a number of the most difficult cases the county faced. She worked with the Child & Family Abuse Bureau, Police Conduct Review Team, and Auto Theft Unit.

After leaving the county, Nessel oepned her own legal firm where she worked to defend the rights of indigent defendants, as well as work on civil rights cases.

In 2010, she spearheaded the DeBoer v. Snyder case which challenged state bans on adoption and marriage for same-sex couples in Michigan. 

EDUCATION

She graduated from the University of Michigan (Bachelor of Arts) and Wayne State University (Juris Doctor).

PERSONAL

She resides in southeast Michigan with her wife, Alanna MAGUIRE, and her twin sons, Alex and Zach. 

LEAD STAFF PERSON:

Kelly Keenan

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Appeals Court Won't Pause Line 5 Tunnel; Nessel Continues To Challenge PA 359 (01-16-2020)

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DuPont, 3M, Other Producers Face Billions In Liability As Suits Pour In (01-14-2020)

Report: County Jails Holding Too Many People (01-14-2020)

Wolverine Still Must Release Documents (01-14-2020)

Are PFAS Makers Next In Line For State Lawsuits? (01-13-2020)

LaFave Demands Firing Former Appellate Division Chief (01-10-2020)

Self-Described Pundit Sues Nessel Over FOIA Denial (01-09-2020)

Jail Task Force OK's Final Recommendations; AG Only Member To Abstain (01-09-2020)

Elliott Larsen Proposal Designed To Protect Religious Freedom, Glenn Not Convinced (01-08-2020)

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MIRS' Most Quotable Goes To State's Governor For First Time Since '15 (12-27-2019)

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Online Petition Calls On Lawmakers To 'Reform Child Sexual Abuse Laws' (12-26-2019)

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Judge Lowers Signature Requirement For Independent Candidates -- Temporarily (12-23-2019)

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Nessel: Michiganders 'Absolutely Terrified' About ACA Being Repealed (12-19-2019)

Supremes Say No To Request Bypassing COA In Ballot Drives Suit (12-19-2019)

2 State Environmental Officials Now Off The Hook In Flint (12-18-2019)

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Gagliardi: State May Work With Manufacturers To Rebalance Liquor System (12-09-2019)

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Former Judge Enters Plea To Perjury (12-03-2019)

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AG To Dismiss Sex-With-Minor Charges Due To Former State Attorney Conduct (11-25-2019)

AG Nessel Offers Friendly Game Wager To Ohio Counterpart (11-25-2019)

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State Seeks Direct Appeal To Supremes On Vaping Ban Decision (10-25-2019)

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Ex-Corrections Officer Settles Suit Against MDOC (10-11-2019)

AG Asks Court To Put On Hold Ruling In Same-Sex Adoption Case (10-11-2019)

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Raise The Age Moves Out Of Senate Panel With Counties' Support (10-10-2019)

Nessel Gives Detailed Expungement Bill Critique In Person (10-08-2019)

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37% Say Tunnel Best Solution On Line 5 (10-04-2019)

Nessel Meets LaFave In Person And This Happened (10-03-2019)

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AG Urges Protections For Nursing Home Facility Residents (09-19-2019)

Redistricting Commission Money Moved To Legislature (09-19-2019)

Bottle Drive Backs Billboard Pressing Nessel To Solve 36-Year-Old Case (09-18-2019)

Judge Could Decide If 15% Petition Requirement Lives Within 10 Days (09-17-2019)

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Courser Gets 12 Months Probation, Possible 45 Days In Jail (09-16-2019)

AG: Ukrainian Hackers Influence On '18 AG Race 'Ridiculous Assertion' (09-13-2019)

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Analysis: '70 More Pneumonia Deaths' Possibly Undiagnosed Legionnaires Cases (09-11-2019)

New Tool For Law Enforcement To Aid In Identifying Vulnerable Adult Abuse (09-10-2019)

Assistant AG Quits After 'Intimate Relationship' With Rape Complainant (09-10-2019)

Nessel, 49 Other Attorneys General Open Antitrust Investigation Of Google (09-09-2019)

Nessel Takes Unprecedented Step To Intervene In Guardianship Case (09-09-2019)

Nessel Takes Unprecedented Step To Intervene In Guardianship Case (09-09-2019)

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Aggregates Association Accused Of Throwing Mud At Gravel Pit Opponents (09-06-2019)

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Gov Orders All Flavored Vaping Products Off Shelves (09-04-2019)

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Dems Propose UIA Benefit Hike, 'Making Whole' Those Falsely Accused (09-03-2019)

MSP Director Staying Away from Gun Control (08-30-2019)

AG Joins Colleagues In Fight For Student Borrowers (08-30-2019)

AG Joins In Letter Urging Labor Department To Strengthen Protections for Apprentices (08-29-2019)

Nessel Calls Out Sellers Of 'Me Too' Sexual Assault Kits (08-29-2019)

Democrats Unveil Package To Crack Down On Payroll Fraud (08-29-2019)

Courser Pleads No Contest To Misdemeanor Charge (08-28-2019)

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AG's Office Relieves Four Public Administrators Of Their Appointments (08-23-2019)

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Republican Party Sues Benson To Stop Redistricting Commission (08-22-2019)

Priest Accused Of Wrapping Teen Boy In Plastic And Holding Him Against His Will (08-22-2019)

Fair MI Advisory Board Includes Hoadley, Moss, Rossman-McKinney, Czuba (08-22-2019)

Gov Convenes State Agency Task Force Aimed At Opioids (08-21-2019)

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Tlaib: Israel's Decision To Ban Her, Omar Is 'Sign Of Weakness' (08-15-2019)

AG OKs $1.3M In Wrongful Imprisonment Compensation For Ionia Co. Man (08-15-2019)

Legislature Calls Out Nessel In Enbridge Tunnel Suit (08-15-2019)

Nessel Joins Suit Challenging 'Public Charge' Rule (08-14-2019)

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Whitmer: Great Lakes Governors Can Influence Presidential Contest (08-09-2019)

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AG Powers Up Request To PSC For Automatic Outage Credits (07-26-2019)

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Whitmer Dodges Questions On Supporting Nessel's Line 5 Shutdown Suit (07-22-2019)

Michigan Leaders Condemn Trump's 'Go Back' Tweet (07-15-2019)

AG: Engineer Firms' 'Incompetence . . . Principal Cause' Of Flint Water Crisis (07-15-2019)

Progress Reported On Flint Civil Case Settlement (07-12-2019)

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As Judges Hear ACA Arguments, Democrats Take Their Case To Public (07-09-2019)

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Line 5 Bursting Keeps Nessel Up At Night (07-03-2019)

Nessel Feels As If The Clock Is Ticking (07-02-2019)

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Bits And Tidbits (06-21-2019)

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Shirkey 'Confused' By Nessel's A.G. Opinion Diss (06-19-2019)

AG Reaches $15.3M Settlement for Former ITT Tech Students (06-19-2019)

Bits And Tidbits (06-19-2019)

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Strampel Guilty Of Misconduct; Acquitted On Sex-Assault Charge (06-12-2019)

House Budget Has DTMB Put Small Contracts Online (06-12-2019)

Bits And Tidbits (06-11-2019)

LaFave: Zero Out Nessel Budget (06-10-2019)

Nessel: Courts Should Recognize 'Fundamental Right' To Minimum Education (06-07-2019)

Bits And Tidbits (06-06-2019)

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Supreme Court Commends AG Investigation After TV Report On Probate Judge (05-31-2019)

Nessel Pledges June Action On Line 5 If Gov Can't Reach Deal (05-29-2019)

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AG Charges 5 Priests In Clergy-Sex Abuse Investigation (05-24-2019)

Nessel Finds 15% Signature Requirement Unconstitutional (05-22-2019)

Michigan Voters: Don't Impeach President (05-22-2019)

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Nessel Announces $1.5M For Phillips (05-17-2019)

New Rule Has Ships Verifying No Anchors Are Dragging Through Straits (05-15-2019)

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Nessel Calls No-Fault Bills 'Gift To Criminals' (05-10-2019)

Johnson: Pot Vote Doomed Leonard for A.G. (05-10-2019)

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Attorneys For Ex-DHHS Director Question State's Request To Delay Criminal Case (04-30-2019)

Plurality View Enbridge Tunnel As Best Solution (04-29-2019)

Plurality View Enbridge Tunnel As Best Solution (04-29-2019)

Lucido: 'I Want To See More Hate Crime Data' (04-29-2019)

Delay Sought In Lyon Case After Evidence Found 'Languishing' In Basement (04-26-2019)

Nessel Joins Three Multi-State Comment Letters (04-26-2019)

Nessel's Office Blames Engineering Consultants For Crisis (04-23-2019)

Group Wants Domestic Assailants To Have Guns Taken Away (04-23-2019)

AG, Legislators Announce Unit Targeting Companies Who 'Cheat' Workers (04-22-2019)

Nessel: You're Going To Get Honesty From Me (04-22-2019)

AQ: Request To Disqualify Office In Flint Civil Cases 'Misses The Mark' (04-19-2019)

Three Branches Of Gov't Unite Criminal Justice Data Collection, Reform Effort (04-17-2019)

Nessel Won't Prosecute Abortion Cases As AG (04-16-2019)

MRG Shows Michigan Right Track-Wrong Track Number At 36%-47% (04-16-2019)

New Lawsuit Challenges Same-Sex Adoption Settlement (04-15-2019)

AG Restructuring Eliminates Crime Victims Advocate, 11 Other Positions (04-12-2019)

AG Joins Efforts To Protect Women's Reproductive Rights, Fight Border Wall Funding (04-09-2019)

Nessel Makes Promotions; Makes Staff Additions (04-08-2019)

Does Nessel’s Opinion Really Force Enbridge’s Hand? (04-01-2019)

Does Nessel’s Opinion Really Force Enbridge’s Hand? (04-01-2019)