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Municipal Law Attorney

Doug serves as counsel to municipal governments, providing general representation with a focus on governmental regulations and code and ordinance enforcement. Doug has extensive experience in prosecution work after more than 30 years with the Ottawa County Prosecutor's Office, including 25 years as chief assistant prosecutor. While in that role, he developed a program to prosecute child non-support cases. He also led the Ottawa County Cold Case Homicide Team from 2006 to 2015.

For more information, please contact Doug Mesman at 616/336-6576 or


Community Involvement

Burton Elementary School, Affinity Mentoring Program, mentor

Camp Geneva, past Board member

Tri-County Elder Abuse Committee, past Board member

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Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Grand Rapids, Michigan
J.D., 1979

Calvin College
Grand Rapids, Michigan
B.S., Political Science, 1975

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • All Michigan state courts
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