Joshua T. Aspin, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
Josh received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Packaging from Michigan State University in 1995, and graduated from the University of Akron School of Law in 2013. Josh is assigned to the Children's Services division. In December 2018, Josh was awarded a statewide honor as Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association's Meritorious Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for his efforts.
Prior to attending law school, Josh managed a local manufacturing company. Josh's background also includes farming, automotive engineering, and project management. Josh and his wife have three children.
Beth A. Liggett, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
Beth joined the Ashland County Prosecutor’s Office in May of 2022 as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney assigned to the Children’s Services Division.
Beth moved to Ohio to attend the University of Akron School of Law, graduating in 2004. Beth fell in love with Ohio and decided to make it her home upon graduation. She has experience working in municipal courts, both as a prosecutor and a defense attorney. Beth comes to us from the Stark County Public Defender’s Office, where she served for the past 5 years as Chief of the Family Court Division. While at the public defender’s office, Beth led a team of 4 other attorneys who were tasked with providing legal representation to parents in dependency, neglect, and abuse cases, as well as contempt actions. She also represented juveniles in delinquency and unruly actions.
When Beth learned of the opportunity to join our office & continue her efforts serving children and families, she couldn’t resist the draw to Ashland County!
Beth is married and she and her husband have two spoiled “ankle-biters.”
Nadine Hauptman, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
Nadine moved to Ohio to attend Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, where she was on the Dean’s List, and served as the Editor-in-Chief of the law review, along with being the president of several student groups. After graduation, Nadine’s first job was being a staff attorney at the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas for the Hon. Judge Nodine Miller, and was initially assigned to assist with the civil action commenced by the state of Ohio, which joined other states across the country, against the tobacco industry, and resulted in the largest civil litigation settlement in U.S. history. During this time, Nadine combined her love of writing with her interest in tax law and published an article in the Capital Law Review regarding the taxation of S Corporations.
After her clerkship, Nadine joined a large Columbus law firm as a civil defense litigator. She then moved to Cleveland, where she accepted a position with a boutique firm that specialized in medical malpractice and catastrophic injuries and, during her tenure, several cases were resolved by multimillion-dollar pretrial settlements and/or jury awards. Always drawn to public service, Nadine moved back to Columbus to again clerk for Judge Miller. Subsequent to Judge Miller’s retirement, Nadine became a judicial law clerk at the Tenth District Court of Appeals for the Hon. Judge Patrick M. McGrath’s term on that Court. And, upon his retirement, Nadine was honored to serve a term as a Judicial Attorney at the Supreme Court of Ohio for the Hon. Justice Terrence O’Donnell. Thereafter, Nadine worked providing legal writing services and litigation support to various attorneys and law firms, affording her the opportunity to indulge in travel, both home and abroad.
With her innate draw to public service, her love of legal writing, and missing practicing law herself, Nadine saw a perfect fit in joining our office as the assistant prosecutor for our Juvenile and Appellate Divisions. Here, Nadine evaluates cases that are submitted by law enforcement agencies involved in arresting or investigating unruly or delinquent juvenile offenders, and participates in deciding whether the matter should be pursued in the juvenile system. She also represents our office in appellate matters, and lends a hand with drafting and responding to motions for our Criminal Division.