Scioto County Assistant Prosecutors

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Scioto County Assistant Prosecutors

The Scioto County Prosecutor employs a staff of experienced lawyers.  Scioto County Assistant Prosecutors all have courtroom litigation experience.  All of our Assistant Prosecutors meet on a regular basis and maintain up to date knowledge of the current caseload for all divisions.

Chief Assistant Pat Apel-Criminal Division

 Joseph Hale-Criminal Division

 Julie Hutchinson-Criminal Division


Maggie-MillerMargaret Apel-Miller-Civil Division

Over the years, Maggie Miller has been active in the children’s ministry at Cornerstone, and the Scioto County Mock Trial Program, both as a volunteer judge and legal advisor for the Portsmouth High School Mock Trial Team.  She has served on the Board of Trustees of the Ohio Trial Lawyers Association, Main Street Portsmouth, and Shawnee Mental Health.

Maggie Miller worked served as Magistrate for Portsmouth Municipal Court where she was appointed in November of 1997 by Judge William T. Marshall and Richard Schisler, and continued to serve as Magistrate for Judge Russell Kegley and Judge Steven Mowery.  As Municipal Court Magistrate, her primary responsibilities were to hear and decide forcible entry and detainer (eviction) proceedings and cases in the Small Claims Division of Portsmouth Municipal Court.

Subsequently, Maggie served as Magistrate in Scioto County Domestic Relations Court hearing all Child Support Enforcement cases as well as a full domestic court docket.  Maggie joined the Civil Division of the Prosecutor’s Office in 2013 and currently handles tax foreclosures, and township and school law issues.

Danielle Parker-Civil Division

Danielle M. Parker is an assistant prosecuting attorney with the Scioto County Prosecutor’s Office.  Danielle is presently the lead assistant prosecuting attorney for the Civil Division of the Prosecutor’s Office.  Danielle provides representation for all county elected officials, county offices, and county boards.  Danielle also provides representation on behalf of the Scioto County area school boards.  Danielle has successfully represented  the Scioto County Engineer before the Ohio Supreme Court in a mandamus action regarding the Ohio Public Records Law.  Danielle has also successfully assisted in the collection of delinquent taxes in excess of one million dollars in 2013 and 2014. 

Danielle was admitted to the practice of law in 2003.  Danielle is a 2003 graduate of the Ohio Northern University-Petite College of Law (J.D.) and a 2000 graduate of the Ohio University (B.CJ.).  Danielle is an active member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Scioto County Bar Association.  Danielle currently serves as a member of the Character and Fitness Committee for the Scioto County Bar Association.

Shane A. Tieman-Criminal and Juvenile Divisions

Mr. Tieman is a 1991 Graduate of Clay High School, Scioto County, Ohio. In 1995, he graduated with Honors, as a B.A. in Social Sciences from The Ohio State University.  In 1998, he graduated with Distinction, as a Juris Doctor from Ohio Northern University.

Mr. Tieman has had a wide range of experiences in the legal field as a former city prosecutor, juvenile/probate court magistrate and private practitioner. He has also worked in the corporate world as a director and officer for a regional wholesale supplier and retailer.

Mr. Tieman currently is part of the Criminal Division of the office, assigned to the courtroom where he works on every aspect of a case from investigation to jury trial. He has also worked in the civil and juvenile divisions.

Mr. Tieman is married with two children. He is involved in the community, coaching youth and varsity soccer.

Jay S. Willis-Juvenile, Appellate, and Criminal Divisions


Former judge Jay S. Willis was  appointed to the Court of Common Pleas, Division of Domestic Relations, and served as Judge in that court throughout 2012 until January of 2013, completing an unexpired term. Prior to his appointment, Jay Willis served as Magistrate in the Domestic Relations Court from 1999 to 2012, during which time he presided over divorce trials, interstate actions, domestic violence protection order cases, parentage actions, hearings on modification and enforcement of orders and all post-decree litigation. Jay Willis has been actively involved in the community.  He is a member of Rotary International and currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of Portsmouth.  He is a past member of the Board of Governors for Portsmouth Little Theatre, a legal advisor for the Portsmouth High School Mock Trial Team and he is a parent volunteer for the Portsmouth Area Children’s Theatre.

Currently, Jay S. Willis serves as an Assistant Prosecutor in the Juvenile Division handling all Delinquency, Unruly and Traffic cases prosecuted in the Scioto County Juvenile Court.  He also works in the Criminal Division prosecuting adult felony cases, as well as numerous appellate cases.