Delaware County Prosecutor’s Office



About Prosecutor Melissa A. Schiffel


Prosecutor Melissa A. Schiffel is proud to serve the citizens of Delaware County.


Appointed to be your Delaware County Prosecutor in April 2019, Melissa brings more than a decade of prosecutorial and leadership experience to the position. She began her career as an assistant prosecutor in Wood County, Ohio where she specialized in the prosecution of felony theft and fraud cases. After that, Melissa joined the Fairfield County Prosecutor’s Office where she became the Chief Prosecutor of the Criminal Division, leaving only to join the ranks of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. During her time with the state, Melissa traveled to many Ohio counties, taking the lead on various felony cases involving crimes like public corruption, sexual abuse, andfraud.


By this time, Melissa was not only a prosecutor, but also a mom, so when an opening in the Delaware City Prosecutor’s Office became available in 2016, Melissa and her husband, Nate, jumped at the chance to call Delaware County home. Both having grown up in the central Ohio area, Melissa and Nate were excited to put down roots and move back, raising their daughter, Perri, closer to family.


As the city prosecutor, Melissa led an office with county-wide jurisdiction over thousands of misdemeanor and traffic offenses annually.


Like Melissa, Nate has chosen a life of service. A police officer for nearly 20 years, Nate currently serves in Newark, Ohio. With Nate’s support, Melissa’s dream of becoming the Delaware County Prosecuting Attorney became a reality. Melissa looks forward to serving the citizens of Delaware County for a very long time, and she and Nate feel fortunate to raise their daughter in a community they love.


Melissa graduated from Dublin Coffman High School. She went on to attend the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University and earned her Juris Doctorate degree from Ohio Northern University, College of Law. She, Nate, and Perri live in Berlin Township. They are actively involved in church, and enjoy visiting with family and participating in community events.