Prosecuting Attorney

Alger County Prosecutor's Office
101 Court Street Munising Michigan 49862
(906) 387-2117

Karen A. Bahrman Prosecutor

Mrs. Bahrman receiving a 2014 MADD award

Mrs. Bahrman’s other passion, namely endurance riding

Alger County Prosecuting Attorney Karen A. Bahrman was appointed to the office in 2002 by the late Honorable Charles S. Stark; she was elected in 2004 and has been re-elected every four years since.

She is a career prosecutor, having previously served six years as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Marquette County and twelve years as the Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Delta County, and has served on the board of directors of the Prosecuting Attorney’s Association of Michigan from 2011 to 2016. She also writes occasional columns for The Munising News on criminal law and procedure, links to which are provided on this site.

Mrs. Bahrman’s husband David is a fourth generation farmer and a district director for Farm Bureau; they have no children but always have at least two German Shorthaired Pointers.

Mrs. Bahrman is best known for her work in a murder case arising from a woman’s fall from a cliff at Pictured Rocks and featured on Dateline NBC in 2008, but in the top photo she is receiving a 2014 MADD award for her work in a vehicular homicide case.

The bottom photo reflects Mrs. Bahrman’s other passion, namely endurance riding. She competes at the 50 mile distance, manages two such events herself and is partial to grey Arabian geldings.