Our Team

After graduating with honors from The Ohio State University College of Law in 1987, Dan served four years on active duty in the Judge Advocate General (aka “JAG”) Corps of the U.S. Navy.

Since leaving active duty in 1991, Dan has served as an Assistant Wayne County Public Defender, as an Assistant Wayne County Prosecutor, as the Orrville City Law Director, and as a partner at the law firm of Kropf, Wagner, Lutz, & VanSickle in Orrville. 

In January of 2011, Dan left his law firm, resigned as Orrville’s Law Director, and accepted an appointment to become the Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney to complete the unexpired four-year term of his predecessor, Martin Frantz. In November 2012, he was elected to his first full, four-year term. He was re-elected to two more four-year terms in November 2016 and 2020, respectively. In 2017, Dan was selected as Ohio's Outstanding Prosecuting Attorney of the Year by the Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association (OPAA), and he was elected President of the OPAA for year 2021.

Dan also served in the Reserve component of the U.S. Navy for over 25 years from which he retired in 2013, holding the rank of Captain (O6).  In his reserve career, he served in a number of capacities including serving as commanding officer of two Reserve Navy JAG units, and as a certified General Court-Martial Military Judge, with his last four years in the Navy Reserve sitting as an Appellate Judge on the Navy & Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals in Washington DC. 

 

First Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Angela Wypasek joined the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office Felony Division in 2017. In addition to being in charge of the entire Prosecutor's Office in Prosecutor Lutz's absence, Angela supervises the Felony and Misdemeanor Divisions of the Office and serves as the Law Enforcement Liaison tasked with providing legal advice and training to the various...
Shayne M. Oehlhof is the Director of the Wayne County Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA), a division of the Office of the Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney. Shayne joined the Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office in May 2018 as the Supervising Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for the CSEA.  She was promoted to the Director position in November 2019. As Director, Shayne is responsible for...
Dave Folk graduated from the Cleveland State University, Marchall College of Law in May 2007, and started his legal career as an assistant county prosecuting attorney in the Civil Division of the Medina County Prosecuting Attorney's Office in May 2008, where he worked until October 2014. From January 2013 to October 2014, Dave was the Civil Division Chief in the Medina County Prosecutor's Office...
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney John Hamers prosecutes misdemeanor cases in the Wayne County Municipal Court. Prior to joining the Misdemeanor Division of the Prosecutor's Office, John prosecuted delinquency and unruly cases in the Wayne County Juvenile Court and also assisted in prosecuting cases involving the dependency, neglect, and abuse of children, as well as assisting in the Civil Division...
Michael Cooper joined the Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office in July 2014.  Michael is currently an Assistant Prosecutor in the Felony Division where he prosecutes felony offenses in the Wayne County Court of Common Pleas. Prior to his transfer into the Felony Division, Michael prosecuteed adults charged with various misdemeanor offenses, including OVI and other traffic offenses, domestic...
Supervising Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Barbara E. Biro joined the Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office in May 2017. She represented the Wayne County Child Enforcement Agency in matters before Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court until April 15, 2018, where she also provided supervision and performance management to the WCCSEA’s legal team. Barbara has sinced joined the office's Civil...
Michael Wright joined the Wayne County Prosecutor team in May of 2018. He is assigned to the Juvenile Division and prosecutes juvenile delinquency and unruly cases in the Wayne County Juvenile Court. Michael received both a Juris Doctor, cum laude, and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Akron, in 2015 and 2016, respectively.  Upon being admitted to the Ohio Bar, Michael...
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Daniel Starett
Daniel A. Starett is an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Supervisor at the Wayne County Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA), a division of the Office of the Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney. Daniel joined the office in January of 2020. Daniel is responsible for representing CSEA in all court proceedings, providing legal advice to the agency and supervising the CSEA legal team.  Prior to...
Shannon Parker joined the Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney's Office in March 2020. He is assigned to the Misdemeanor Division and prosecutes misdemeanor offenses in the Wayne County Municipal Court. 
Alex Montvilas graduated cum laude from the University of Akron’s McDowell School of Law in May of 2019. Alex joined the Wayne County Prosecutor team in September of 2019. He is assigned to the Juvenile Division and prosecutes abuse, dependency and neglect cases on behalf of Wayne County Children Services. While in law school, Alex clerked for the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office in their...
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Freeland Oliverio joined the Wayne County Prosecutor team in February of 2021. Freeland specializes in Domestic Violence prosecution and, therefore, works both in the Misdemeanor Division and the Felony Division. Freeland received his bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Miami University in 2015, and received his Juris Doctor from the University of...
Matthew Ameer joined the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office as an Assistant County Prosecutor in March of, 2021. He is currently assigned to the Misdemeanor Division. Matt was admitted to the Ohio Bar in May of 2013. Matt received his bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and English (double major) from Kent State University in 2007, and his juris doctor degree from The University of Toledo College of...
Jill Spidell joined the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office team in January 2017, to administer the office's newly formed misdemeanor diversion program, as well as the previously established felony diversion program fomerly being administered by the Wayne County Common Pleas Court.  Jill has a Business & Organizational Communication Degree from the University of Akron.  Her work experience...
Jill Buchholz Cheek has a Bachelors Degree in Child and Family Studies from Ohio University.  She  has been employed at the Wayne County Victim Witness Assistance Program (WCVWAP) since 1999.  Jill has been the Director of WCVWAP since 2008. As Director, Jill is responsible for supervising the victim advocates, managing and applying for all grants, maintaining and managing all finances, and...
Becky began her career in Wayne County and joined The Office of The Prosecuting Attorney at the Child Support Enforcement Agency in April 2012 as an Administrative Secretary.  In June 2013, Becky transferred to the Prosecutor’s Office, and currently serves as an Administrative Assistant to Prosecuting Attorney Daniel R. Lutz. Becky enjoyed a thirty-year career working for the Ohio Department of...
Deb graduated from Bradford School in 2007 with an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies. She began her career in Wayne County in 2009 as a Deputy Clerk for the Wayne County Clerk of Courts. She started as a Traffic/Criminal clerk at the Municipal Court and worked her way to the Domestic Relations Clerk at the Common Pleas Court. In September of 2013, Deb transferred to the Wayne County...
Kim began her career with the Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office in July of 2011.  She was recently promoted to Legal Secretary / Supervisor where she not only serves as a legal secretary in the Misdemeanor Division, but also supervises the administrative staff of the Misdemeanor and Felony Divisions.  Prior to her promotion, she served as a legal secretary in the Juvenile Division...
Kim began her career with the Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office in April of 1992.  Hired for a part-time position, Kim became a full-time employee in January of 1996.  Kim has trained several legal secretaries and assistant prosecutors in office procedure during the course of her employment with the office.  Kim has worked in the Misdemeanor Division for the majority of her tenure with...
Jessica Musser graduated from Heidelberg College in 2005 with a Bachelors Degree in Mental Health Psychology.  She has been employed through the Wayne County Victim Witness Assistance Program (WCVWAP) since January 2013, and recently also began working part time for the Wayne County Child Support Enforcement Agency. She previously was employed through Wayne County Children Services Board and has...
Katie began her employment at the Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office in July 2011.  She has previously worked in the juvenile, civil and municipal divisions as a legal secretary.  Katie graduated from the University of Akron in 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work.  After completing her degree, she became a Licensed Social Worker.  Katie worked her way to Victim’s Assistance in...
Hanah began her full-time employment with the Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office in February 2019 as a legal secretary. Hanah was an intern at the Wayne County Prosecuting’s Attorney’s Office for six months prior to being hired into her current full-time position. She graduated from Rittman High School in 2016, and continued her education at Heidelberg University graduating in 2018 with a...
Audri joined our team in September of 2019 as a legal secretary in the Misdemeanor Division. Audri is from Meigs County Ohio where she grew up on a Dairy Farm with her parents and two siblings.  Audri graduated from Ohio University in 2015 where she earned her BA in Criminology/Sociology. Audri worked as the Athens City Police Department Intern during her college years.  Prior to working for the...
Roberta Williams joined the Prosecuting Attorney's office in May 2020. She works in the Misdemeanor Division focusing her time on preparing cases for arraignments and processing all intake information. Roberta is an Orrville, Ohio native, having graduated as valedictorian from Orrville High School in 2008, and from the Ohio State University in 2016 with a 4.0 GPA earning a Bachelor of Arts degree...