Meet the Prosecutor/Staff

Prosecutor Staff
Hocking County Prosecutor Ben Fickel

Benjamin E. Fickel

Hocking County Prosecutor

Hocking County Prosecutor Benjamin E. Fickel has more than a decade of experience working in private practice, and was elected to serve his first term starting in 2017. He makes it a priority to ensure defendants and victims of crime are treated fairly.

He earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Capital University Law School where he obtained a Concentration Certificate in Children and Family Law. He studied international criminal justice and human rights under United States Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts in 2007 as part of a study abroad program through Penn State University’s Dickenson School of Law in Vienna, Austria. 

He obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Bachelor of Arts in History, Pre-Law as well as a Certificate of Environmental Studies from Ohio University in Athens, and majored in engineering at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. 

Hocking County Assistant Prosecutor Jorden Meadows

Jorden Meadows

Assistant Prosecutor

Jorden Meadows has several years of experience working in private practice, including vast experience working directly with victims of crime and juveniles. She graduated with her Juris Doctorate degree from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School at Western Michigan University in Lansing, Michigan and completed her undergraduate degree at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. 

Hocking County Assistant Prosecutor Colleen Williams

Colleen Williams

Assistant Prosecutor

Colleen Williams has more than 20 years of experience working as a prosecutor. Voters elected her to serve two terms as Meigs County Prosecutor, and she previously served as Athens County Assistant Prosecutor and Preble County Assistant Prosecutor. She also teaches an Introduction to Criminal Justice class at Hocking College. She earned her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Cincinnati and completed her undergraduate degree at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English.