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Kevin J. Baxter
Erie County Prosecutor

Kevin was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1982. He is currently Vice President of National District Attorney Association, Chairman of the Erie County Community Corrections Board and past President of the Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association. Before being elected as the Erie County Prosecutor in 1989 Kevin served as Law Director for the City of Sandusky from 1987 to 1989. He also served as Police Prosecutor for the City of Sandusky from 1983 through 1987.

 

Vicki R. Palmer
Assistant Prosecutor

Vicki was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1979. She was a former Magistrate in the Erie County Family Court. Currently Vicki handles Children Services cases and shares in the duties of the Juvenile Court.

 

Jeanne M. Lippert
Assistant Prosecutor

Jeanne was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1992. She was formerly a Public Defender until 1999 when she became an Assistant Prosecutor. Jeanne handles criminal cases in the felony division with emphasis on felony D.U.I. offenders. She also handles the civil forfeitures for the office.

 

Cheryl Goodrum
Assistant Prosecutor

Cheryl was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1995 and admitted to the United States District Court, Northern Division in 2002. She joined the Prosecutor's Office in January 2004 after serving in the private sector for several years. Cheryl now handles criminal cases in the Felony Division after serving as the Juvenile Prosecutor for eight years.

 

Aaron Lindsey
Assistant Prosecutor

Aaron was a Deputy Sheriff in upstate New York for four years. He graduated from the Buffalo Law School and was admitted to the New York Bar in 2003. Aaron was an active duty Air Force attorney in the Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps from 2003 until 2009. He was a JAG prosecutor for four years and then a defense counsel for two years. Aaron continues his military career in the JAG Corps in the Indiana Air National Guard. Aaron was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 2009. He joined the Wood County Ohio Prosecutor's Office in 2009 as an assistant prosecuting attorney where he prosecuted felony cases. Aaron joined the Erie County Prosecutor's Office in 2014 where he currently prosecutes felony cases.

 

Pamela Gross
Assistant Prosecutor

Pamela graduated from the University of Toledo College of Law and was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1997. From 1997 - 2000, she practiced as a civil attorney with Lucal & McGookey in Sandusky, Ohio. She worked at the Erie County Prosecutor's Office as a felony prosecutor from 2009 - 2013. Pamela then moved with her family to Wisconsin, where she was admitted to practice law in 2013 and worked as a civil attorney in Oshkosh. She and her family returned home to Sandusky in 2014 and she again joined the Erie County Prosecutor's Office as a felony prosecutor.

 

Ashley Thomas
Assistant Prosecutor

Ashley was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 2010. She joined the Erie County Prosecutor's Office in 2011 where she was assigned to the Juvenile Court division of the Erie County Court of Common Pleas. Ashley currently presents felony adult cases to the Erie County Grand Jury each month and handles cases for the Erie County Department of Job and Family Services. Ashley graduated from Miami University and received her JD from Duquesne University.