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D. Andrew Wilson  
Title: Prosecutor
Phone: 937-521-1770
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D. Andrew WilsonBiography

D. Andrew “Andy” Wilson was sworn-in as the Prosecuting Attorney for Clark County, Ohio on January 19, 2011.

Andy was born at Ft. Knox, Kentucky to David Wilson and Cindi (Beard) Wilson. He was raised in Clark County, Ohio where his father worked for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife, and his mother worked as a nurse at Community Hospital. Andy and his brothers, Travis and Chad graduated from Kenton Ridge High School. Two weeks after graduating high school, Andy left for basic training beginning his enlistment in the Ohio Army National Guard.

Andy returned from his initial army training and enrolled at Wright State University where he studied political science (prelaw emphasis) and sociology. While attending Wright State University, Andy won an Army R.O.T.C. scholarship, and after graduating summa cum laude, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Ohio Army National Guard. Lieutenant Wilson was assigned as a scout platoon leader in an armored cavalry unit and successfully completed Army airborne training, air assault training, and the scout platoon leader’s course. While attending Wright State University, Andy met his wife Libby, and they were married on July 12, 1997.

While Libby attended medical school at Wright State University, Andy worked as a juvenile court probation officer at the Clark County Juvenile Court. After taking a leave of absence from juvenile court to attend additional military training, he was accepted to the University of Dayton School of Law. During law school, Andy focused on criminal law and trial practice. He participated in moot court, and wrote a case note on the Second Amendment for the law review for which he later won an award from the National Second Amendment Foundation. Andy graduated cum laude from law school in May of 2001 and immediately began working for the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office’s Child Support Enforcement Division.

In March of 2002, Andy began his employment with the Clark County Prosecutor’s Office. He initially worked in the civil section representing the townships and agencies within Clark County. In June of 2003, Andy was assigned to the criminal division where he specialized in prosecuting cases involving violence against women. In January of 2005, Andy was assigned to the Clark County Child Advocacy Center where he handled the prosecution of cases involving severe physical abuse and sexual abuse of children. During his tenure as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney with Clark County, Andy handled major felony prosecutions including capital cases, homicides, rapes, and complex or unusual cases. As the County Prosecutor, he continues to represent the State of Ohio in homicide and other major trials.

Andy enjoys his family, exercise, triathlons, fishing, hunting, outdoor recreation, and reading. He is a member of the National District Attorney’s Association, the Ohio Prosecuting Attorney’s Association, and the Clark County Bar Association. He is on the board of the Clark County Child Advocacy Center. Andy and Libby live in Northridge with their two daughters.

Watch Andy’s swearing in for office here. 

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