Stacey DeGraffenreid is a wife, mother of 4 girls, and the Chief Assistant in the Juvenile Division of the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s office. She has been a practicing attorney for 20 years.
Stacey is a product of Princeton High School. While attending Princeton, Stacey became a co-captain on an Ohio state championship basketball team.
Due to her high school accomplishments, she eventually received a scholarship to play basketball at the University of Louisville. Stacey’s drive and determination were evident as she became a co-captain of the team and lettered all four years. After graduating Stacey earned her Master’s in Education at Louisville.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Stacey DeGraffenreid worked in the retail banking industry and for a Fortune 500 company. After saving enough money for law school, Stacey entered the University of Cincinnati’s College of Law for the graduating class of 2000. She passed the Ohio bar in 2000 and immediately established her own practice.
Shortly thereafter, Stacey joined the Hamilton County Public Defender’s Office. After a few years, she became an assistant prosecutor. Stacey has risen to the leadership level of Assistant Chief within the Criminal Division, Common Pleas level. Her casework focuses on bringing justice into the courtroom for the most serious of offenses including homicide, armed robbery, and sexual assaults. She is also a member of the Hamilton County heroin task force. She works closely with law enforcement to apprehend and prosecute drug traffickers.
Stacey also finds time to mentor young ladies through her coaching activities with youth soccer and youth basketball. She continues to contribute to the family businesses and remains an advocate for small businesses.