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Job location
111 East Court Street
Ste. L-100
Flint, MI 48502
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Federal Defender Office
Street address: 
613 Abbott Street, 5th Floor
Job type: 
Legal - Defender
Position Description: 

The position involves assisting staff attorneys in the work up of a case, litigation strategies, and in trial preparation; locating and interviewing clients, family members and witnesses; obtaining documents; gathering case-related evidence, reports and records; serving subpoenas; photographing, videotaping and sketching crime scenes; and reviewing and analyzing discovery and other case documentation. Applicants must be street savvy and be able to work in a team approach. Mitigation experience highly desirable. Proficiency in computer applications and graphics, including but not limited to Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat and Power Point, is required, as well as the ability to prepare comprehensive and descriptive reports and testify effectively at trial. It is expected that the investigator will keep current on new developments in litigation support technology and recommend additions and modifications to current software.


Must be a high school graduate or equivalent and have a minimum of six years investigative experience, preferably in criminal defense, with a comprehensive knowledge of the federal and state court systems, a basic understanding of criminal law, procedure and evidence, as well as a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, reliable transportation, and the skills and ability to execute the duties of the position. Extensive travel throughout the State of Michigan required. Candidate must be a U.S. citizen and eligible to work in the United States.

To apply: 

Please submit a hard copy of resume and cover letter to the following address, or send an email to [email protected].

Federal Defender Office
Attn: Investigator Position
613 Abbott Street, 5th Floor
Detroit, Michigan 48226

Equal Opportunity Employer