Cuyahoga County

Senior Leadership

Prosecutor Mike O'Malley leads a talented group of employees working to achieve justice on behalf of the people of Cuyahoga County. Learn more about the leaders of our office and the teams they lead:

Civil Division
Criminal Division

Family Law Division
Juvenile Division
Special Investigations Division

    Lisa Williamson, First Assistant Prosecuting Attorney

    Charles E. Hannan, Civil Division Litigation Manager

    Charles E. Hannan has been engaged in the practice of law for more than 25 years, including both the private and public sectors, handling a wide array of civil litigation matters in the federal and state courts.  He joined the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office in 2000, as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, and was promoted to Civil Litigation Manager in 2007. He has spent the better part of his career counseling and advising public clients in order to better serve the public to whom we are all responsible.

    Biographies for units under the Civil Division:

    General Civil Unit
    Real Estate Tax Foreclosure Unit
    Charlie Hannan

    Diane Russell, Criminal Division Chief

    Biographies for units under the Criminal Division:

    Appeals Unit
    Criminal Non-Support Unit
    General Felony Unit
    Grand Jury/Expedited Case Management Units
    Major Drug Offender Unit
    Major Trial Unit
    Victim Witness Advocates

     Russell Tye, Litigation Chief, Criminal Division

    Biographies for units under the Family Law Division:

    Child Support Unit
    Children & Family Services Unit
    Yvonne Billingsley

    Rick Bell, Special Investigations Division Chief

    Rick Bell is the Special Investigations Division Chief in the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office. Rick was hired in 1990, and has been with the office for over 25 years, working in every unit of the Criminal Division, including Supervisor of the Major Trial Unit, General Felony Unit, and Community Based Prosecution Unit before being promoted to Criminal Investigations Division Chief.

    Rick has extensive experience in reviewing police investigations, including Sexual Assaults and Internal Affairs, and regularly offers advice and direction to Detectives on how best to proceed with their case. Rick’s prominent cases include the prosecution of Nancy Marks, the Principal of an elementary school for the rape of a 12-year old student, prosecuting Steven Kidwell for murdering 12-year old Francine Lance for flashing the wrong gang signals, prosecuting Angela Garcia for the Aggravated Murder of her 2 and 3-year old girls by arson, directing the investigation of the Cleveland Diocesan Sexual Abuse scandal, the prosecution of the Case Western Reserve Shooter at the Peter B. Lewis Building, the successful investigation and prosecution of 7 Cold Case aggravated murder cases and 7 rapes dating as far back as 1968, and directing the CCPO DNA Task Force to investigate 4,000 untested rape kits left on property shelves of the Cleveland Police Department. In 1996 and 2005 Rick was awarded the Prosecutor of the Year Award for the State of Ohio.

    Biographies for units under the Special Investigations Division:

    Cold Case Unit/Sexual Assault Kit Task Force
    Economic Crimes and Public Corruption Unit
    Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force

    Rick Bell

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