Katherine J. Zartman
Katherine has been serving as the Williams County Prosecutor since July 2015. Prior to her appointment as Williams County Prosecutor, Katherine was an Assistant Prosecutor in Williams County since 2008. During that period, Katherine was the only full-time Assistant Prosecutor in Williams County. Katherine received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from Miami University. She graduated with honors from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 2008 with a Juris Doctor degree. While at Case Western, Katherine served as the Executive Notes Editor of the Law Review and studied and worked with nationally-recognized criminal law professors and scholars Lewis Katz, Paul Gianelli, Kevin McMunigal, and others. Katherine scored in the top 1% statewide (top 12 of 1,200 applicants) on the July 2008 Ohio Bar Exam. Katherine is a member of the National District Attorneys Association, the Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, and is a member and past president of the Williams County Bar Association. Katherine is active in the Bryan Lions Club, a service organization. Katherine and her family reside in Bryan.
Stacey S. Stiriz became an Assistant Prosecutor in December 2016 after practicing criminal defense law for 12 years. She is responsible for prosecuting adult felony cases and probation violations. She also represents the Williams County Treasurer in tax foreclosures. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Michigan University in criminology and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Toledo College of Law. During law school, she served as a legal intern in the City of Toledo Municipal Prosecutor’s Office for approximately 2 years and as an intern clerk with the Sixth District Court of Appeals under the Honorable Judith A. Lanzinger. Upon graduating from law school, she opened a private practice in Fulton County, Ohio where she primarily handled criminal defense, family law and juvenile law cases and obtained qualifications as a mediator and Guardian ad Litem. During her private practice, she worked throughout Fulton, Williams, Henry and Defiance Counties. She resides in Fulton County with her spouse, Rick, where they are blessed with one son, Lane.
Andrew L. Skiles
Andrew began his career in Williams County in 1993 as a special deputy after graduating with an Associate’s degree in Law Enforcement from Owens College. In 1995, Andrew became a deputy sheriff, where he was assigned to the road patrol division. He continued his education and graduated with honors from Bluffton University with a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management. After working in private business, Andrew returned to law enforcement as Chief Investigator for the Prosecutor’s Office in 2013. His primary functions are to assist the Prosecutor’s Office throughout the court phase and to provide additional investigative needs for local law enforcement agencies. Andrew and his wife, Lynette, are active in the community, and their two boys, Connor and Garrett, attend Edon Northwest Schools.
Rachael is an Assistant Prosecutor who focuses on prosecuting juvenile delinquency and traffic cases and working with the Williams County Department of Job and Family Services in juvenile abuse, neglect, dependency cases. Rachael also handles some of the civil matters for the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney. Rachael is a graduate of Kalamazoo College with a liberal arts bachelor’s degree in psychology. While at Kalamazoo, Rachael studied abroad in Strasbourg, France, and completed her Senior Individualized Project studying the positive effects of shared parenting in Williams County. After graduating from Kalamazoo, Rachael received her Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley law school with a General Practice, Solo and Small Firm concentration. She also interned at the Cooley Sixty Plus, Inc. Elder Law Clinic. Before joining the Williams County Prosecutor’s office, Rachael practiced general law in Montpelier with her father. Rachael is a past president and current member of the Montpelier Area Foundation and is a very active member of the Montpelier Rotary Club and the current first vice present. She is a past president and current member of the Williams County Bar Association. She is a lifelong Montpelier resident and lives with her husband, Tyson in rural Montpelier.
Lisa joined the Prosecutor’s Office in January 2013. She has worked in the legal field for over 20 years. Lisa is a licensed Notary Public in the State of Ohio. Lisa has been a lifelong resident of Williams County and has three children.
Jacque E. Harris
Jacque began work as an advocate for Victim Assistance in 1999 and became Director in November 2011. Prior to Victim Assistance, she had worked at the House of Ruth Domestic Violence shelter and the Williams County YWCA. She participates in many volunteer activities throughout the county. Jacque resides in Defiance County with her husband, Archie, and has two grown sons.
Jodi joined Victim Assistance as an advocate in April 2015. She attended Northwest State Community College for Human Services. She first gained experience in the field as an intern at Family Justice Center in Defiance, Ohio. Jodi worked alongside attorneys and advocates of Legal Aid of Western Ohio and Family Justice Center in assisting victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking and stalking. She also participated in local Human Trafficking meetings and attended Domestic Violence Offenders groups as part of her training. In August 2015 she completed the Ohio Attorney General’s Academy Basics Training in Crime Victim Services. Jodi lives with her family in Defiance County.
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