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Charise LaTrell Anderson, Esq., is a product of Detroit Public Schools, having attended Courville Elementary, Barbour Magnet Middle School, Cleveland Middle School and is a proud graduate of Cass Technical High School.  Charise attended Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia and Wayne State University, attaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. Charise holds a Juris Doctor with a litigation concentration from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, currently known as Western Michigan University Cooley Law School.


Charise has been a practicing attorney in Michigan for 14 years.  She is a former employee of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, the Department of Health & Human Services, the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office and a criminal defense attorney.

While at the Prosecutor’s Office, Charise was assigned to the Community Prosecution Unit of the Special Operations Division, where she prosecuted non-fatal shooting cases within the 7th and 11th precincts of the Detroit Police Department.  Prior to her assignment to Community Prosecution, Charise was assigned to the School Prosecution Unit, which focused on community outreach, truancy and the prosecution of felony cases occurring near Wayne County schools.   Charise has also worked on high profile cases within the Public Integrity Unit, prosecuting law enforcement and other public officials involved in corruption. Charise served as the Courtroom Prosecutor assigned to Judge Christopher Dingell in the Juvenile Division of the 3rd Circuit Court.

Charise currently works as Senior Associate Counsel for the Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission.  The Attorney Grievance Commission is the prosecution arm of the Michigan Supreme Court, responsible for the investigation and prosecution of attorney misconduct.[1] Charise also handles reinstatement proceedings of disciplined attorneys seeking to regain their license.


Charise is a member of Brightmoor Christian Church where she serves in the choir, children’s ministry and missions/outreach ministry.  Charise lives in Canton Township, Michigan and is married with three children.

Charise is and always has been active in her community, serving two terms as the secretary of the Board of Directors for Sisters Inspiring Sisters Mentoring Group, serving two years as a member of the State Bar of Michigan Character and Fitness Committee District H and later as the Chairperson for District H, where she provided oversight for the interviewing process of referred bar applicants in her designated jurisdiction.  The district committee is responsible for investigating and making recommendations to the standing committee regarding the character and fitness of referred bar applicants.  Charise was also a member of District I’s Character and Fitness Committee and most recently was appointed to the Standing Committee on Character and Fitness, serving as an Advisor Member.   


Charise is currently serving her second term as a member of the newly formed Board of Ethics in her community.  Charise is a member of the NAACP, Black Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, Wolverine Bar Association and the Detroit Bar Association.

Charise enjoys working with her husband to conduct Students and the Law seminars in which they work to explain the laws that impact today’s youth and provide training to youth and adults on how to communicate during police encounters.


Charise has led an exemplary personal and professional life and is committed to continue her service with integrity and respect.


(1) The views expressed are those of the candidate and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Attorney Grievance Commission, the Grievance Administrator or the Michigan Supreme Court.

 *The information provided is for biographical data only and should not be considered an endorsement of any kind by any individual or organization mentioned, unless otherwise stated.


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