Current Job Position
Associate of Arts – Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement – Montgomery College, Md- 1980 --
Bachelor of Arts – Judicial Administration – American University, D.C. - 1982 --
Juris Doctor – Ohio Northern University College of Law – 1985 --
Training & Experience
Allen County Prosecutor 2005- Present --
Allen County Prosecutors Office 1998-Present --
Putnam County Prosecutors Office 1992-1998 --
Delphos City Law Director 1991-1996 --
Lima City Prosecutors Office 1986-1992 --
Private Practice of Law 1985-2005 --
Legal Experiences & Affiliations:
Admitted to Ohio Bar in 1985 --
Admitted to Federal Court Bar, Northern District Ohio in 1988 --
Admitted to U.S. Supreme Court Bar in 2001 --
Allen County Bar Association - Member --
Ohio Northern University, College of Law, Law Review – Editor --
University of Northwestern Ohio, Adjunct Professor, 1987 --
Ohio Northern University, College of Law - Adjunct Professor - Trial Advocacy, Advanced Trial Advocacy, Real Estate Transaction & Finance and Introduction to Criminal Practice, 1988- Present --
Court Appointed Special Prosecutor – Auglaize County, Delaware County, Putnam County, Logan County, Auglaize County, Hardin County, Union County, Van Wert County, City of Bellefontaine, City of Sylvania and City of St. Mary’s...
The major challenge facing county prosecutors is managing the increased technology workload without an increase in funding.
Law enforcement has struggled to keep up with the forensic aspects of technology. Jurors know that we are able to extract very detailed information from electronic devices (GPS, smart phones, cruiser cameras, body worn cameras or surveillance cameras) giving rise to a “CSI effect”. The storage, retrieval and interpretation of that information comes at a significant cost in both training, materials and man-hours.
Today’s jurors expect to be able to have access to this “CSI” type of evidence. As prosecutors we have to be able to produce that evidence in court in order to get convictions. The cost of the production and presentation of voluminous digital evidence is overwhelming the budgets of local jurisdictions. The costs of digital forensics will continue to increase and funds will need to be allocated to the task if we are to keep up with these advancements.