MSU College of Law

Ronald Schafer

Adjunct Professor
Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 368
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300

Ron Schafer has served as the Ionia County Prosecuting Attorney since January 1, 2005 and is currently in his third term as the Ionia County Prosecuting Attorney. He served as the chief assistant prosecutor of Ionia County prior to being elected as the Prosecuting Attorney. He has also served as an assistant prosecutor in both Ionia and Washtenaw counties.

Professor Schafer served as the President of the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan (PAAM) from 2010-2011 and currently serves as a member of the board of directors for PAAM. He also serves as a member of the Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) Policy Council on behalf of PAAM.

Schafer was an appointee of Governor Snyder on the Indigent Defense Advisory Commission and currently serves as an appointee of Governor Snyder on the Mental Health Diversion Council.

Schafer was the 2006 recipient of the Life Saver Award from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) of Michigan and the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning. He received a Crime Fighter Award in 2011 from Fight Crime: Invest in Kids of Michigan.

Schafer earned B.A. from Michigan State University, James Madison College and a J.D. from the Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University.