Beth Kirshner

Adjunct Faculty

Professional activities and areas of interest

Beth Kirshner has been an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney since 1993.  She have practiced in district, circuit, juvenile and probate courts handling criminal pre-trials and trials.  She also spent 7 years as an appellate specialist researching and writing appellate briefs following pleas and trials to the Michigan Court of Appeals and the Michigan Supreme Court.  Currently, she runs the Family Support Division which handles felony non-support, paternity and child support cases.  She has been an adjunct professor for Ferris since 2008, teaching both Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure.  She also teaches for Schoolcraft College both in-persona and online having developed the curriculum for their online Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure classes. She has been an active member and officer of the Regional and State Boards of the Michigan Family Support Council since 2011 and is active in the Prosecuting Attorney’s Child Support Forum. She also currently serves as one of three Prosecuting Attorney representatives on the Partner Leadership Group for the Office of Child Support.


Bachelor of Arts, James Madison College at Michigan State University, 1989

Juris Doctor, Wayne State University Law School, 1992


Criminal Justice, School of Criminal Justice