The Prosecuting Attorney serves as the legal adviser for county and township officers, boards, commissions, as well as several other tax-supported county entities. The Civil Division’s General Unit provides day-to-day legal advice, drafts and prepares legal documents, negotiates agreements, advises boards and officials, and represents our clients in civil litigation matters.
The Civil Division’s Tax Unit represents the Shelby County Auditor and the Shelby County Treasurer in all matters relating to the collection of past due real estate taxes, personal property taxes, and Board of Tax Appeal cases. It also initiates foreclosure proceedings against delinquent taxpayers.
Currently, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Eric J. Ambos is responsible for the General Unit, and Prosecuting Attorney Timothy S. Sell is responsible for the Tax Unit.
Eric J. Ambos
Eric J. Ambos is an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in the Civil Division. His duties include advising all county agencies, boards, and departments and all county elected officials, including the County Commissioners, Clerk of Courts, Auditor, Coroner, Engineer, Recorder, Sheriff, Treasurer, and the Boards of Township Trustees.
Eric was admitted to the practice of law in Ohio in 2017. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Ohio Northern University, graduating summa cum laude. Eric earned his law degree from the Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law. While in law school, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Ohio Northern University Law Review.
Eric is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Shelby County Bar Association. He also serves as a Board Member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County and SafeHaven, Inc.