J. Dee Brooks graduated from Michigan State University in 1980, and from the University of Detroit School of Law in 1983. He has been a practicing Michigan trial lawyer for 34 years, and has worked in public prosecution for 28 years. He previously served as an Assistant Prosecutor for four years in Kent County (Grand Rapids), 14 years in Midland County, including eight years as the Chief Assistant, eight years in Bay County, and has also served as a Special Prosecutor in six other counties. He has served as the elected Midland County Prosecutor since November of 2014.
Mr. Brooks has served on the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan (PAAM) Family Law Committee, instructed at a number of PAAM training programs throughout the State, and has completed several national advanced prosecution training programs, including Computer Crimes and Cyber Stalking, Sexual Assault Prosecution, Major Drug Felony and Civil Forfeiture Proceedings, and Trial Evidence Presentation. He currently serves on the Child Welfare Prosecuting Attorneys Advisory Council.
Mr. Brooks has also served on the Midland City Council, the Shelterhouse Board of Directors, the Midland County Domestic and Sexual Violence Coordinating Council, the Circle of Health Partnership Board, the United Way Campaign Cabinet and Community Allocation Panels, the Tri-County Community Adjudication Program Board (Tri-Cap) and the Health and Human Services Council. He currently serves as chair of the Midland County Community Corrections Advisory Board and the DARE Program Board of Directors and on the Midland County Adult Drug Court Committee. He also is a member of the Leadership Midland Alumni Association (Class of 2002), has been a volunteer coach for the Midland Community Center and the Midland Soccer Club, and is a regular participant in the Midland County Relay for Life and the Torch Run for Special Olympics.