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Criminal Division

The Prosecutor's Office is most commonly known for its aggressive handling of felonies. Felonies are crimes that are punished by more than one year in jail or prison, such as rape, robbery, burglary, and murder. Eleven assistant prosecuting attorneys are assigned to handle these cases: Steven Knippen, John Arnold, Gray Chester, Derek Faulkner, Kevin Hardman, Karl Harris, Teresa Hiett, Jennifer Nicholson, Trent Sulek, Amy Tranter, and Travis Vieux. Each attorney is responsible for handling all aspects of felony prosecutions - from arraignment to trial and sentencing.

In addition to prosecuting felonies in the Court of Common Pleas, the Warren County Prosecutor's Office defends convictions that have been appealed to the Twelfth District Court of Appeals and to the Ohio Supreme Court. Responsibilities in the appellate area include researching the law, writing "briefs" (written arguments of law and fact), and oral arguments before the Court. One assistant prosecuting attorney is assigned to handle these cases: Kirsten Brandt.

  • Steven Knippen, First Assistant Prosecutor
  • Steven Knippen
  • First Assistant Prosecutor
  • Telephone: 513-695-1325
  • John Arnold, Assistant Prosecutor
  • John Arnold
  • Assistant Prosecutor
  • Kirsten Brandt, Assistant Prosecutor
  • Kirsten Brandt
  • Assistant Prosecutor
  • A. Gray Chester, Assistant Prosecutor
  • A. Gray Chester
  • Assistant Prosecutor
  • Derek Faulkner, Assistant Prosecutor
  • Derek Faulkner
  • Assistant Prosecutor
  • Kevin Hardman, Assistant Prosecutor
  • Kevin Hardman
  • Assistant Prosecutor
  • Karl Harris, Assistant Prosecutor
  • Karl Harris
  • Assistant Prosecutor
  • Teresa Hiett, Assistant Prosecutor
  • Teresa Hiett
  • Assistant Prosecutor
  • Jennifer Nicholson, Assistant Prosecutor
  • Jennifer Nicholson
  • Assistant Prosecutor
  • Trent Sulek, Assistant Prosecutor
  • Trent Sulek
  • Assistant Prosecutor
  • Amy Tranter , Assistant Prosecutor
  • Amy Tranter
  • Assistant Prosecutor
  • Travis Vieux, Assistant Prosecutor
  • Travis Vieux
  • Assistant Prosecutor