Jeff Davis has been an Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of Michigan for 15 years.
His primary responsibilities are to act as liaison between the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District and the eleven federally recognized tribes there and to prosecute crimes in Indian Country.
In 2009, Mr. Davis prosecuted numerous violent crimes on the reservations in the Western District of Michigan. In February, after a four-day trial in federal district court, Mr. Clifford Gould Jr. was found guilty of 4 counts of aggravated sexual abuse of minor children under the age of 12. The evidence presented at trial showed that Gould sexually assaulted three native girls that were all under the age of 12 at the time. The victims testified at trial to the sexual assaults. Defendant was sentenced in June of 2009, to four life sentences.
In another case, defendant Alan Mackety pled guilty to sexually assaulting his step-daughter for a number of years. In July of 2009, the defendant was sentenced to 300 months in prison, to be followed by supervised release for the rest of his life.
Prior to joining to the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Michigan, Mr. Davis was employed with the private law firm, Greene, Meyer & McElroy, P.C.,located in Boulder, Colorado. The firm represented Indian Tribes throughout the United States on issues ranging from gaming, water rights litigation, and recognition and protection of tribal treaty rights.
Mr. Davis graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 1989.
On a more personal level, Mr. Davis is an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. He grew up on the Reservation, which is located in north-central North Dakota, approximately ten miles from the Canadian border.
Mr. Davis is married and is the proud father of three great children, Jacob, Whitney, and John, one grandson, Chase, and another to enter this world in June of this year. They are all enrolled members of the Turtle Mountain Band.
Finally, Mr. Davis still has his “Spirit” horses, and two dogs: Duke, a giant schnauzer, and his buddy, Schnaaps, a miniature shnauzser. Each gives their loyal, patient companionship as a welcome diversion from work.