The Platte County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office has welcomed back an experienced prosecutor. Justin Kalwei, who left the office in 2015 for private practice, returned to the office as a trial team leader on September 11.
Platte County Prosecuting Attorney Eric Zahnd said, “Platte County is very fortunate to regain the high-caliber services of Justin Kalwei. He is an outstanding advocate for the State of Missouri who has an unwavering commitment to justice and victim rights.”
Kalwei served in the office from 2007 to 2015. A husband and father of three, Kalwei said his decision to leave the office in 2015 was difficult, but he did so in order to earn more money for his family.
However, when the chance arose to recommit his career to public service, Kalwei seized the opportunity. Chris Seufert, a longtime assistant prosecutor and trial team leader, recently relocated with his family to Houston, opening a leadership position in the office.
“I am grateful and honored to be able to return to the prosecutor’s office to serve the citizens of Platte County and the State of Missouri,” Kalwei said. “I was eager to return to an office that consistently pursues justice with the highest standards of professionalism, and I look forward to practicing again in front of Platte County’s judges.”
Kalwei graduated from William Jewell College in 2002 and UMKC Law School in 2006. He practiced briefly with a law firm before joining Zahnd’s office.
A photo of Kalwei is above. If you need additional information, please contact our office’s media liaison, Tanya Faherty.
Eric G. Zahnd
Platte County Prosecuting Attorney
415 Third St., Suite 60
Platte City, Missouri 64079