Staff Information

Staff Information

David J. Reader

Prosecuting Attorney

J.D., Wayne State University, (1977)
B.A., Michigan State University, (1974)

David is a lifelong resident of Livingston County.  In 1975 he served as the first student intern at the Livingston County Prosecutor’s Office.  He served on the Livingston Board of Commissioners from 1996 until 2004.  He was elected in 2004 as a Circuit Judge in Livingston and served in that capacity until April of 2019.

 

Carolyn Henry

Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School (1999)
B.B.A. University of Michigan - Flint (1994)

Kollette Bordeaux-Baum

Assitant Prosecuting Attorney

J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School (2000)
B.A., Michigan State University (1994)

Kollette joined the office in January 2021.  She began her career as an Assistant Prosecuting attorney at the Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office in 2000.  She continued her career in Livingston County in 2010 where she was assigned to both District and Circuit Court’s taking numerous felony cases to trial.  In 2013 Kollette joined the Eaton County Prosecutor’s office where she specialized in major complex Economic Crimes while overseeing the Economic Crimes Unit managing a variety of diversion programs for first time offenders.


Danielle Cusson

Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
J.D., University of Baltimore School of Law (1997)
B.A., University of Michigan (1993)

 
After law school, Danielle practiced law for ten years in private practice representing clients in complex commercial civil litigation. Before coming to Livingston County in August 2019, Danielle worked as an Assistant Prosecutor in Ingham County for almost 12 years, where she prosecuted abuse/neglect and juvenile cases in the family division of the circuit court. In addition to prosecuting numerous domestic violence cases in district and circuit court, she also prosecuted violent felonies, complex white-collar crimes, and was assigned to the narcotics unit. Danielle has been appointed to serve as a member of the State Bar Criminal Jurisprudence and Practice Committee.
 

Brandon Ciciotti

Assistant Prosecuting Attorney

J.D., University of Michigan Law School (2019)
B.A. University of Michigan – Dearborn (2015)

Brandon joined the Livingston County Prosecutor’s Office in 2021.  Before that, he worked as a research attorney for Hon. Matthew J. McGivney, 44th Circuit Court in Livingston County.  Prior to becoming a lawyer, Brandon interned for the prosecutor’s offices in Livingston County and Washtenaw County, as well as the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District in Michigan and the DEA Detroit Field Division.


Kacee Dochenetz

Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
J.D., Ohio Northern University, 2014
B.A. Manchester College, 2011
 

Before coming to Livingston County, Kacee was the Chief Assistant Prosecutor in Oscoda County.

 

Eric Gutenberg


Assistant Prosecuting Attorney - Family Support Division
J.D., Ohio State University (1989)
B.A., University of Michigan (1986)

Eric joined the office in January, 2021.  Previously, he served as First Assistant Prosecutor for Washtenaw County where most recently he supervised the Appeals & Training Division.  Prior to that, he supervised the Felony Trial Division and the Sex Crimes/Child Abuse Unit.

Erica Parker

Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
J.D., Valparaiso University School of Law (2014)
B.A., Albion College (2011)
Erica joined the office in April of 2019. She previously was a judicial law clerk for a Jackson County Circuit Court judge and worked for three years as a Senior Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Ionia County.
  

Christina Richards

Assistant Prosecuting Attorney

J.D., Michigan State University College of Law (2007)
B.A., Miami University (2003)

Christina joined the office in January, 2021.  She began her career as a prosecutor in 2007 as Assistant State Attorney in Miami-Dade, Florida.  In 2013, Christina moved home to Michigan and joined Muskegon County Prosecutors Office, where she was quickly promoted to Senior Assistant Prosecutor and was named head of the Drug Team. In 2016, Christina accepted a position with Ingham County, where she served as  Unit Chief of the Crimes Against Children Unit.


Darris Sawtelle

Assistant Prosecuting Attorney

J.D., Michigan State University College of Law (2016)
B.A., Grand Valley State University Frederick Meijer Honors College (2013)

Darris joined the office in 2021. He practiced law in Grand Rapids after serving as a law clerk for Hon. Christopher P. Yates in the 17th Circuit Court for the specialized business docket and assisted other judges on the civil, criminal, and family dockets. He served as an adjunct professor in the Grand Valley State University Legal Studies Program. Darris served as an apprentice to Richard D. McLellan, a prominent constitutional and international lawyer from 2013 to 2018. In that role, he authored the Compendium of Transnational River Treaties of Africa for the U.S. Army Reserve Ambassador for Africa and created an economic development plan for the President of Namibia in connection with the United Nations General Assembly. During his undergraduate years, Darris played on the University of Tennessee and Grand Valley State University football teams.


Michael Taylor

Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
J.D., magna cum laude, Western Michigan University – Thomas M. Cooley Law School (2015)
B.S., cum laude, Eastern Michigan University (2011)

Mike received his law degree with a litigation concentration.  He achieved a number of high honors during law school, including participation in the National Mock Trial Competition and certificates of merit in Criminal Law, Pretrial Skills, Trial Skills, and Advanced Research and Writing.  Prior to attending college, Mike served five years in the United States Marine Corps as an Infantry Squad Leader. Mike joined the Prosecutor's Office in July of 2015.

William M. Worden

Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
J.D., Detroit College of Law (1986)
B.A., Wayne State University (1977)

Before joining the Livingston County Prosecutor’s Office in 2013, Bill specialized in appeals as a Senior Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Eaton County (1988-2013) and has argued numerous times before the Michigan Supreme Court. Bill also worked in private practice (1986-1987), and as a Lapeer County Circuit Court law clerk (1982-1986). Bill is a regular presenter on various topics to Michigan’s appellate prosecutors as well as serving as faculty for Appellate Advocacy seminars at the National District Attorney Association’s National Advocacy Center, in Columbia, South Carolina. Bill is a member of the Amicus Committee of the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan, and he has written and filed a dozen amicus briefs in the Michigan Supreme Court. Since 2008, Bill has also served as a Special Assistant Attorney General, representing the State of Michigan in federal court challenges to state convictions. Bill has authored legal articles for the Michigan Criminal Law Annual Journal on evidentiary issues involving prior acts and computer-generated visual evidence. Bill is listed among the Panel of Critical Readers for Garner’s Modern American Usage, Third Edition, Oxford University Press (2009).