Ashland County Hires Assistant Prosecutor


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Ashland County Prosecuting Attorney Christopher R. Tunnell announced the addition of Nadine Hauptman to his office staff. Ms. Hauptman will serve as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney with a primary responsibility of representing the prosecution in Juvenile Court in cases involving delinquency, unruly and truancy matters. In addition, she will be handling the prosecution of adults in Juvenile Court in areas including contributing to the delinquency/unruliness of a minor cases and endangering children matters. Other areas of responsibility for Ms. Hauptman will include handling the majority of appeals court cases, assisting in felony prosecutions and miscellaneous other duties.

“We are very pleased to add someone to the staff who has years of experience in a variety of areas of law and with previous public service as well,” Prosecuting Attorney Tunnell said in announcing the hiring. “She brings vast experience that should become a valuable asset for Ashland County.

”Most recently, Ms. Hauptman has worked independently for the past several years performing legal research and writing legal and appellate briefs for numerous attorneys and law firms. Mr. Tunnell said that Ms. Hauptman’s extensive experience in legal research and writing should make for a quick transition in numerous areas of the prosecutor’s office. “We hope to be able to utilize that experience in the Juvenile, Appellate and Common Pleas courts,” Tunnell added.

Ms. Hauptman also previously served as a judicial attorney for Ohio Supreme Court Justice Terrence O’Donnell for two years and as a judicial law clerk for Judge Patrick McGrath of the Tenth District Court of Appeals in Columbus for five years. Prior to that, Ms. Hauptman served as a staff attorney for Franklin County Common Pleas Court Judge Norine Miller.“

She has impressed us with her ability to research complex legal matters and come to a proper conclusion,” Tunnell said. “That is an ability that can be used both in the courtroom and to argue at the appellate level. We are looking forward to adding her skillset to this office.”

Ms. Hauptman received her undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Albany and her law degree from Cleveland Marshall College of Law.


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