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Allen R. Telgenhof

Lawsuits and disputes Attorney at Petoskey, MI

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1989
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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Allen Telgenhof joined Molosky & Co. in January 2023 where he specializes in trial work and all aspects of litigation. He is an experienced arbitrator, mediator and investigator, assisting businesses, schools and other organizations.

From 2013 to 2023, Allen served as the elected prosecuting attorney for Charlevoix County where he was the chief law enforcement official for the county and successfully tried major felony cases including murder, attempted murder, criminal sexual conduct, felonious assault and major drug crimes.

Prior to his election as prosecuting attorney in 2012, Allen was in private practice for 23 years where he practiced in all areas of the law, including civil litigation, family law, real estate, estate planning, criminal defense and business formation and consultation.

Allen has a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University in business administration and graduated cum laude from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School where he was a member of the law review.

In the community, Allen has served as a member of the Charlevoix Area Schools Board of Education, including six years as president, the Charlevoix School Foundation, City of Charlevoix Planning Commission, North Country Community Mental Health Board, Charlevoix Little League board and his church board.

Prior to moving to northern Michigan in 1994, Allen served on the school board in his hometown of Clio, Michigan where he was also the co-founder and president of the Clio Area Educational Fund (now in existence for over 25 years). For his contributions, Allen was recognized as the Clio Area Schools Alumnus of the Year in 1999.

In his spare time, Allen has coached baseball at all levels progressing from T-ball to Little League to travel ball to high school to now assisting at the collegiate level. He lives in Charlevoix with his wife, Erin, and has four adult children. Allen was recently named one of the 20 Most Fascinating People in Northern Michigan by a regional publication.

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Molosky & Co.
2001 Harbor-Petoskey Road
Petoskey, MI, 49770


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Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
Allen puts together a strong case.
We recently watched a case where Prosecuting Attorney, Allen Telgenhof presented the evidence in such a way that there was no doubt of guilt. His expertise in cross examination and questioning was professional and gave the victims confidence they had excellent representation. Layering every witness and recorded police interviews, the jury could clearly see truth. An excellent attorney.
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Posted by Mari-Beth | February 21, 2012
I highly recommend Allen Telgenhof
Allen Telgenhof is a smart, responsible, ethical, professional who works hard to get the job done. I very highly recommend his services. Because I live near Chicago, finding a lawyer in Charlevoix, Michigan to handle my long distance divorce case, initially, seemed like a daunting task. Allen Telgenhof was recommended as “a really good guy who you will be able to trust”. After phone interviewing several lawyers¸ and then making the trip north to choose one, I retained Allen. Both on the phone, and in person, he was very easy to talk to and came across as smart, hardworking, trustworthy, and understanding. During my divorce, he accurately assessed my needs and worked diligently to make sure my best interests were met. He was kind and understanding, and kept me well informed during the entire process. He was patient in addressing my concerns and in answering my many questions pertaining to issues that were difficult for me to understand. At one point, he advised me to not go in a certain direction, as it would not have been cost effective for me, even though he could have made more money. During mediation, he had a plan and worked aggressively to successfully secure my best interest . In retrospect, I believe it was Divine Providence that led me to Allen Telgenhof. At the time, I was absolutely terrified and didn’t have a clue as to how to proceed. Because of his handling of my case, I am finally able to move forward with security and peace of mind. And, for most in the throes of divorce, security and peace of mind feel forever gone. Allen Telgenhof restored that for me. I am truly grateful. Thank you, Allen.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Molosky & Co.
  • 2023 - Present
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Charlevoix County
  • 2013 - 2023
  • attorney/partner
  • Telgenhof & Snyder, P.C.
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Running, Wise & Ford, PLC
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Partner
  • Hayes, Telgenhof, Turkelson & Groat, P.C.
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Partner
  • Joseph, Corcoran & Telgenhof, P.C.
  • 1994 - 2005
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  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • Michigan State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987

Sample of Legal Cases

  • W v P
  • successful verdict in property dispute
  • ABC v XYZ
  • multi-million dollar settlement achieved
  • People v Doe
  • not guilty jury verdict


  • North Country Community Mental Health
  • Director
  • 2022 - 2023
  • Charlevoix Schools Foundation
  • Trustee
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Charlevoix Little League
  • Board Member/President
  • 2000 - 2005
  • Charlevoix Board of Education
  • President
  • 1995 - 2003
  • City of Charlevoix Planning Commission
  • Commissioner
  • 1994 - 1995
  • Clio Area Educational Foundation
  • Co-Founder, President
  • 1990 - 1994
  • Clio Area Board of Education
  • Board Member
  • 1990 - 1994
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 1989 - 2023
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Honors and Awards

  • 20 Most Fascinating People in Northern Michigan
  • Northern Express Magazine
  • 2023
  • Ten Years in Public Prosecution
  • Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan
  • 2023
  • Clio High School Alumnus of the Year
  • Clio Area Educational Foundation
  • 1999


  • GP Solo
  • Using Legal Assistants in a Family Law Practice
  • 2002
  • Facts & Findings
  • Is Anyone Listening?
  • 2000

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Petoskey Lawsuits and disputes Lawyer Allen R. Telgenhof
Allen R. Telgenhof
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney
Petoskey, MI
Licensed for 34 years