Kenneth P. Cotter

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Full Name : Kenneth P. Cotter
Gender : Male
Home City : Mishawaka
Education :

  • Penn High School

  • University of Notre Dame for BA & Law School

Professional Experience : During his legal career, Cotter has prosecuted a variety of cases, ranging from misdemeanor to murder.

  • He has lead Misdemeanor Division, the Family Violence/Special Victim’s Unit (SVU), the High Tech Crimes Unit, and the Drug and Firearms Unit. He was responsible for prosecuting cases investigated by the County Metro Homicide Unit (CMHU) and the Fatal Alcohol Crash Team from 2007 until his election in 2015.

  • In his career, Cotter has personally prosecuted over 250 felony trials (including over 40 murder trials) and hundreds of misdemeanor trials.

Political Experience : After serving nearly 20 years as a deputy prosecuting attorney (12 of them as a Chief Deputy), Kenneth P. Cotter took over as the St. Joseph County Prosecutor on January 1, 2015.
Org Membership : He was selected to serve on the Executive Committee for IPAC (Indiana Prosecuting Attorney’s Council), and serves on many not for profit boards.