London native takes oath of office as assistant prosecutor

Messenger photo by Kristy Zurbrick
Madison County Common Pleas Judge Eamon Costello administers the oath of office to Rickelle Davis, a London native and the newest assistant prosecutor at the Madison County Prosecutor’s Office.

(Posted Jan. 27, 2020)

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor

Rickelle Davis is excited to make a positive impact on the place where she grew up.

On Jan. 24, the London native took the oath of office to become the newest assistant prosecutor at the Madison County Prosecutor’s Office.

Davis graduated from Madison-Plains in 2012 and earned a bachelor’s degree in paralegal studies with a minor in communications from the University of Cincinnati in 2016.

On her way to earning her law degree at the Belmont University College of Law in Nashville, Davis worked for the general counsel for the Ohio Manufactured Homes Association, interned for two judges in Nashville, and interned for the Madison County Prosecutor’s Office. She passed the Ohio bar exam in July 2019.

“I really liked my internship with Madison County, so when the (assistant prosecutor) job came open, I jumped on it,” Davis said.

“We really got to know Rickelle when she interned with us, and she proved herself in that capacity,” said Nicholas Adkins, also a Madison County assistant prosecutor

Adkins added that Davis’s local roots will be an asset to the Prosecutor’s Office.

“The more involved our office is in the community, the easier it is for us to have a finger on the pulse of the community and what it needs,” he said.

After returning to Madison County from Nashville last year, Davis served as a substitute teacher at the Madison-Plains junior high and high schools from August to December, coached the junior high volleyball team, and is currently coaching the junior high girls’ basketball team. She said she will continue coaching as long as her new work schedule allows it.

“Rickelle will make an excellent addition to the Prosecutor’s Office,” said county Prosecutor Stephen Pronai, who is retiring from office when his term ends on Jan. 3 of next year. “She is well suited for the civil aspects of our office and will take on some of the things I’m doing for the county, townships, and other entities.” She also will work on some criminal cases, he said.

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