Kirk E. Yosick
Kirk was elected as the Williams County Prosecutor and commenced his term in January of 2013. Kirk moved with his family to Bryan as a young child and was raised in Williams County. Having graduated from Bryan High School in1984, Kirk attended the University of Toledo, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, with a major in finance. Upon graduating from University of Toledo, he accepted a position with a fortune 150 company in Toledo, Ohio. For the next nine years, Kirk held various finance and marketing positions with the company.
In 1993, Kirk obtained his Masters Degree with honors from the University of Toledo, with a specialization in Business Management. He once again returned to the University of Toledo and in 1998 received his Juris Doctor, with honors. In 1998, Kirk joined the law firm then known as Gallagher, Milliken & Stelzer, Ltd. He is a partner in the firm, which is now known as Gallagher & Yosick, Ltd.
For the past 13 years, Kirk has practiced law in a variety of areas of the law including criminal, family, civil, real estate, banking law, estates, probate, personal injury, and corporate. Kirk is licensed in both state and federal courts in the states of Ohio and Indiana. Kirk is active in several professional associations and participates in the young lawyer-to-lawyer mentoring program through the Ohio Supreme Court.
Kirk is the county’s chief criminal and civil attorney who prosecutes criminals in the name of the state and acts as the county’s representative in civil court. He is the legal adviser to all county and township officials. Kirk is also responsible for all cases involving juveniles, including juvenile crime, traffic violations, and neglect and abuse cases.
Kirk is married to Sara (Stahl) Yosick, also of Bryan. Kirk and Sara reside in Bryan with their 3 boys, AJ, Brandon and Cory and their dog, Shadow. Kirk and his family are very active in their community and have volunteered their time to numerous civic and community organizations.
Katherine J. Middleton
Katie has been an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Williams County since 2008. Katie received her 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, Katie served as the Executive Notes Editor of the Law Review. Katie scored in the top 1% statewide (top 12 of 1,200 applicants) on the July 2008 Ohio Bar Exam. As the only full-time Assistant Prosecutor, Katie prosecutes adult felony cases and juvenile delinquency, unruly, and traffic cases. She also represents the Williams County Department of Job and Family Services in protecting abused, neglected, or dependent children, advises county departments and townships on civil matters, and handles criminal and juvenile appeals. Katie is a past president of the Williams County Bar Association and resides in Bryan.
Deborah C. Rohrs
Deborah is an Assistant County Prosecutor who currently prosecutes adult felonies, juvenile delinquency, and handles civil matters for the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney. She is also assigned to the Domestic Violence Task Force that has a goal of bringing Williams County law enforcement and other agencies together on Domestic Violence Protocol. Deborah is the current Vice President of the Williams County Bar Association and serves as a member of the board for the Williams County Humane Society.
Deborah received a Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology with honors and distinction from the Ohio State University. Her honors' thesis discussed the prediction of recidivism rates of juvenile offenders using the Global Risk Assessment Device (GRAD), an instrument designed to help youth-serving professionals quickly determine their risks and needs so they could make appropriate recommendations and referrals. Deborah continued her education at the University of Toledo, College of Law where she earned her Juris Doctor. She was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 2009. In 2011, Deborah moved to Bryan to join the firm of Gallagher & Yosick, Ltd. She began her career as a prosecuting attorney in 2013 and currently splits her time between the offices.
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 began his career as 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 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.
Matthew R. Persinger
Matthew joined the firm of Gallagher & Yosick, Ltd. and the Williams County Prosecutor's Office as an Assistant County Prosecutor in March of 2013. Matthew splits his time between offices. He attended Bowling Green State University from 2004 to 2008 earning a Bachelors of Arts degree in Political Science. While at Bowling Green, Matt was awarded the position of "Academic & Social Success Mentor" and was selected by the Political Science Department to head the Department's research team.
Matt subsequently attended The University of Toledo College of Law, where he received an externship at The University of Toledo Medical Center, Office of Legal Affairs. Before graduating in 2012, he served as a Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Stacy L. Cook at the Lucas County Court of Common Pleas. Matt was admitted to the Ohio Bar in May of 2013.
Ralph W. Gallagher
Ralph has been a resident of Northwest Ohio for over 30 years. After serving four years active duty in the U.S. Air Force, he graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Business Administration. He received a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Toledo College of Law. After practicing with a large firm in Akron, Ohio for 2-1/2 years, he joined Gallagher & Yosick, Ltd., known then as Parker & Fenton.
Ralph has served as a trial practice instructor at the University of Toledo College of Law and is a frequent speaker on issues relating to wealth preservation, business, employment and real estate law. Ralph's experience also includes serving on the boards of directors of publicly and closely held corporations. In addition, he has served in various capacities with numerous non-profit organizations.
Ralph joined the Prosecutor's Office in January of 2013 and assists the office in civil and township matters.
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 and is currently a Volunteer Guardian. Jacque lives with her husband, Archie and has two grown sons.
Emily E. Monroe
Emily joined the Victim Assistance program as a Victim Advocate in November 2011. She received her Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Manchester College in 2006. While in college, she completed a Social Work Internship on the west side of Chicago, Illinois helping the unemployed build effective resumes, and running an after school program for children ages 5 to 18. Prior to her work with victims in Williams County, Emily was a Service and Support Administrator for the Williams County Board of Developmental Disabilities from July 2006 to November 2011. Emily lives in Bryan with her husband, Matthew, and their two children, Connor and Carmen.
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