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Attorney General Dana Nessel Announces New Hires
March 22, 2023
LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is announcing two new additions to the Department of Attorney General.
LaDonna Logan has joined the department as an assistant attorney general and Head of the Hate Crimes and Domestic Terrorism Unit.
Daniel Wimmer is also joining the department to fulfill the role of Press Secretary.
“I am proud to have such dedicated and talented individuals joining the Department of Attorney General,” Nessel said. “It is important that we have the most experienced and highly regarded staffers serving the residents of our state. I’m thrilled to add LaDonna and Danny to our ranks.”
Their bios are below, along with links to their photos.
Logan graduated with an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and earned her Juris Doctorate from the Wayne State University School of Law. Upon graduation, Logan began her career with the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office where she served for 17 years and handled hundreds of homicide cases.
Within the prosecutor’s office, Logan served as the lead prosecutor on a variety of cases ranging from domestic violence to homicide. Logan received convictions in such notable cases as People v Maxwell Brack as well as People v Jimmy Pickett. She also served as the interim assistant prosecutor with the Fair Michigan Project, which investigates and prosecutes crimes that target the LGBTQ population.
Logan has created and collaborated on multiple trainings for prosecutors and law enforcement on a variety of topics including intimate partner violence, evidenced-based prosecutions, and obtaining and admitting evidence in homicide prosecutions.
Wimmer received his undergraduate degree from Saginaw Valley State University in 2013, with an emphasis on Political Science and Communications.
Wimmer most recently served as Communications Director to the Michigan House Democratic Caucus and Minority Leader Donna Lasinski.
His prior work includes political roles with the AFL-CIO and the Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition.
The Department of Attorney General employs over 550 staff through 28 divisions. To see current job openings, visit: State of Michigan Jobs.