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City Prosecutors
The City of Athens currently employs three city prosecutors.

Tracy Meek
Tracy Meek graduated from Ohio University in 2003 and from Capital University Law School in 2006. Ms. Meek was admitted to the practice of law in November, 2007. She served as an intern for the city prosecutor’s office during law school and was hired as a full-time prosecutor in January 2007.

James Stanley
James Stanley was born in Athens, Ohio and grew up in Meigs County. He graduated from Ohio University in 2004 with a BA in political science. He received his JD from The University of Akron, School of Law in 2007. He has been with the Athens city prosecutor’s office since January 2008.

Matthew M. Ward, City Prosecutor
Matthew Ward was born and raised in Athens, Ohio.  He is a proud graduate of both Athens High School and Ohio University.  In 2003, Matt received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law and was admitted to the practice of law in Missouri.  In 2012, Mr. Ward was awarded the David J. Dixon Appellate Advocacy Award by the Missouri Bar Foundation at its annual awards ceremony in recognition of his outstanding achievement in appellate advocacy.   Since his return to Athens in 2012, he has worked in private practice, the Athens County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, and, since September, 2014, the City of Athens Law Department.   

Contact Us
Municipal Court
City of Athens
8 E. Washington St.
Athens, OH 45701

Ph: (740) 592-3328
Fx: (740) 592-3331

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm