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Welcome
President O'Brien

On behalf of the Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association let me welcome you to our web page.  It is my hope the information contained within will help you better understand the role of Ohio’s county prosecutors. An Ohio county prosecutor has a variety of roles and responsibilities other than as the chief criminal prosecutor within each county.   As legal counsel to a variety of County elected officials, offices and agencies your county prosecutor assists in ensuring efficient and responsible county government.  A Prosecutor’s primary role is to assist in promoting the safety and protection of individuals, families and our communities.  Administering justice for victims of crime and the citizens of our State is one responsibility in carrying out this role.  The position of county prosecutor also encompasses the obligation that all parties to the prosecution receive a fair trial based upon the laws and procedures in place at that time. Please take your time and look around.  Hopefully you will find information here that is educational, informative and relevant about your county prosecutor.

Regards,
Edwin A. Pierce
Auglaize County Prosecutor
2014 OPAA President

Ohio's Judicial System: What you should know.

- what do county prosecutors do

- the grand jury

- plea agreements

- DNA testing

- death penalty

- roster of elected prosecutors

Upcoming Events:

Executive and Legislative Committee Meetings
Moundbuilders Country Club
October 23, 2014

Executive and Legislative Committee Meetings
Hilton Columbus Downtown
December 3, 2014

Annual Meeting
Hilton Columbus Downtown
December 4th and 5th, 2014

Visit the Events page for full schedule of upcoming OPAA activities.

 

 

 

OPAA Member Profile:
Kevin J. Baxter
Erie County Prosecutor

Kevin was elected Erie county prosecuting attorney in 1988 and has been the longest serving prosecutor in Erie county history.  He has never been opposed, probably due to the fact that he has received guilty verdicts in each of the 20 plus murder cases  he has personally tried.  Kevin had a private law practice during the eighties while also serving as Sandusky’s law director in 1987-1988, and a city prosecutor in 1983-1987.  He received his Juris doctorate from Ohio Northern University and did his undergraduate work at Ohio University.

Kevin is the Founder & President of Michael’s House – Erie County Child Advocacy Center which has served more than 1,000 children since 2005.  He is also Chairman of Erie County Correction Board, Past President of Ohio Prosecuting Attorney Association, Past Vice President of National District Attorneys Association, Executive Board member of NDAA, and is still very active in the OPAA.

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