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Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association

Founded in 1937, the Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association is a private, non-profit trade organization that supports the state’s 88 elected county prosecutors.  

Mission Statement:
The Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association assists county prosecuting attorneys to pursue truth and justice as well as promote public safety.  The Association advocates for public policies that strengthen prosecuting attorneys’ ability to secure justice for crime victims and serve as legal counsel to county and township authorities.  Further, the Association sponsors continuing legal education programs and facilitates access to best practices in law enforcement and community safety. The Association also offers information to the public about the role of prosecutors in the justice system.



Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association
196 East State Street, Suite 200
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Telephone 614-221-1266 * Fax 614-221-0753

John Murphy - Executive Director
Steve Hall - Assistant Director

Delores Wilson - Office Manager
Diana Morris - Administrative Assistant

2017 Officers
Past Presidents
Paul A. Dobson
President - Wood
Morris J. Murray
President-Elect, Defiance
Carol O'Brien
Vice President, Delaware
Juergen Waldick
Treasurer, Allen

Daniel R. Lutz

Julia R. Bates, Lucas
Kevin J. Baxter, Erie
John D. Ferrero, Stark
Mathias H. Heck, Jr., Montgomery
Ron O'Brien, Franklin
David Phillips, Union
Edwin A. Pierce, Auglaize
Victor V. Vigluicci, Portage
Sherri L. Bevan Walsh, Summit
Dennis Watkins, Trumbull
Dennis P. Will, Lorain


Members-at-Large 2017

Keller J. Blackburn, Athens
Joseph T. Deters, Hamilton
D. Vincent Ferris, Clermont
David P. Fornshell, Warren
Matthew K. Fox, Mercer
Michael T. Gmoser, Butler
Mark Howdyshell, Morgan
Chip McConville, Knox

Stephen J. Pronai, Madison
Ryan D. Styer, Tuscarawas
Kevin S. Talebi, Champaign
Christopher Tunnel, Ashland
Jess C. Weade, Fayette
D. Andrew Wilson, Clark
Judy Wolford, Pickaway
John E. Murphy, OPAA Executive Director

Alternate Exec. Committee members 2017

Steven Barnett, Carroll
Stephen K. Haller, Greene
Michael O'Malley, Cuyahoga
Kevin Rings, Washington
Katie Zartman, Williams

Executive Committee Meeting Dates for 2017

January 26 - The Athletic Club of Columbus Crystal Room. Legislative 11:00, lunch 12:15, Executive 1:00.
February 23 - The Athletic Club of Columbus Lounge Room. Legislative 10:30, lunch 12:15, Executive 1:00.
March 23 - Brio Tuscan Grill Polaris (upstairs). Legislative 10:30, lunch 12:00, Executive 1:00
April 19 (Spring Training)
May 25
June 22 (Summer Workshop)
July 27
August 17
September 13  (Fall Training)
October 26
November 29 (Annual Meeting)

Dates are tentative, and locations will be posted as soon as decided. Click location for a link to Google maps or the venue's website.

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