Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein




Zach Klein
Columbus City Attorney
77 North Front Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
614-645-7385
[email protected]



The Domestic Violence & Stalking Unit is located in the Prosecutor Division of the Columbus City Attorney’s Office. The Unit is located on the 17th floor of 375 S. High St. Our staff is comprised of victim advocates who are there to provide you with information about the court process, answer your questions, and work as your connection to the prosecutor who will be handling your case.

When someone has been arrested on a charge of Domestic Violence, they usually make their first appearance in court the next morning, except on Sundays. If you are the victim on such a case, we encourage you to come to our office by 8:30 that morning so that we can provide you with information about what to expect in court, and help you obtain a protection order, if you so desire. Our service is free of charge and so are the protection orders that we help you obtain.

After the first court date your case will be assigned to a permanent judge, prosecutor, and advocate. Your advocate will likely contact you between court dates and let you know what to expect. They will also assist you with community referrals and any other support you may need, including a safe place to wait when you are subpoenaed for court dates.

If you suspect you are a victim of Stalking, we recommend you contact our office and ask to speak with a Stalking advocate. This advocate will gather pertinent information from you and set up a time to meet and go over your case more thoroughly. Between your initial contact and your interview, it is important that you call the police whenever your stalker contacts you and that you ask them to take a report. It is also important that you keep your own log or journal of events as they occur. If Stalking charges are filed for you, the Stalking advocate will also assist you in obtaining a protection order and in navigating the court system.

If you have any questions regarding the issues of Domestic Violence or Stalking, please contact our office at 614-645-6232.


Domestic Violence and Stalking Unit:

Mary Lynn Caswell, Domestic Violence Director614-645-6413[email protected]
Alison Skinner-Peters, Domestic Violence Prosecutor614-645-8900[email protected]
Stephen Steinberg, Sr. Domestic Violence Prosecutor614-645-8930[email protected]
Matthew Sturtz, Domestic Violence Prosecutor614-645-0770[email protected]
Elena Tuhy-Walters, Domestic Violence Prosecutor614-645-0314[email protected]
Michael Wander, Sr. Domestic Violence Prosecutor614-645-0317[email protected]
Barbara Estes, Data Entry Clerk614-645-1599[email protected]
Jackie Keller, Legal Investigator/Paralegal614-645-8209[email protected]
Marjorie Parsons, Legal Administrative Assistant614-645-6232[email protected]
Arvetta Simpson, Legal Administrative Assistant614-645-0401[email protected]

Domestic Violence Advocates:

Amber Howell, Advocacy Coordinator614-645-1597[email protected]
Marissa Barragan, Victim Advocate614-645-0404[email protected]
Logan Contos, Victim Advocate614-645-6708[email protected]
Raquel Delgado, Victim Advocate614-645-0310[email protected]
Makaylah Downour, Victim Advocate614-645-2541[email protected]
Brenda Gray, Victim Advocate614-645-0403[email protected]
Aaron Lombardo, Victim Advocate614-645-7224[email protected]
Julia Pavlic, Arraignment Court Advocate614-645-2540[email protected]
Benjamin Reis, Victim Advocate614-645-0320[email protected]
Keionna Riddlebarger, Victim Advocate614-645-8970[email protected]
Megha Rimal, Victim Advocate614-645-1598[email protected]
Kaitlyn Roughton, Victim Advocate614-645-0399[email protected]
Nicole Simcox, F.C.C.S. Liaison614-645-8892[email protected]
Caroline Todd, Victim Advocate614-645-2543[email protected]
Shannon White, Victim Advocate614-645-0313[email protected]

Stalking Advocates:

David Fox, Cyber Crime614-645-3144[email protected]
Julienne Long, Stalking Advocate614-645-0319[email protected]