Matt Wiese received his BS from Northern Michigan University in 1984, and his JD from Vermont Law School in 1987. He currently serves as an Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Marquette, Michigan, with 16 years experience. Throughout his career in prosecution, he has specialized in prosecuting domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and other crimes of personal violence. He assisted in developing and promoting a county-wide law enforcement domestic violence policy which has been in effect in Marquette County, and recognized nationally, since 1994.
From 1997-1999 Mr. Wiese worked with Minnesota Program Development, Inc. (MPDI), where he was involved with the United States Marine Corps (USMC), Coordinated Community Response to Domestic Violence Project, and the Battered Women’s Justice Project (BWJP). His work with the BWJP included assisting with the implementation of grant programs under the VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT.
Mr. Wiese served as the Associate Dean of Students at Northern Michigan University (NMU) from 1999-2002. In that capacity, he also served as the student judicial officer. During his time at NMU he developed an Athletic Code that is now used to provide consistency in the review of allegations against intercollegiate and Olympic athletes.
Mr. Wiese has published widely in the area of domestic violence. His work has contributed to the State Bar of Michigan’s Personal Protection Order Manual for attorneys, as well as a domestic violence victim handbook that is used as a model throughout Michigan. Mr. Wiese has been certified by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards to train police on legal issues. He also teaches at the Northern Michigan University Regional Police Academy, and conducts legal update seminars for law enforcement annually throughout Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Mr. Wiese is a founding member and former chairperson of the Marquette County’s Domestic Violence Coordinating Council.