Former county attorney returns to prosecution

More than a year after stepping down as Webster County attorney, Ricki Osborn Stubbs has returned to being a prosecutor on a part-time basis.

Osborn Stubbs, who served as Webster County attorney from 2009 to 2013, was hired as the part-time assistant Calhoun County attorney on July 15.

She said that she wanted to return to prosecution.

“I missed prosecuting cases and when I saw that there was an opening in Calhoun County I applied for it,” Osborn Stubbs said.

She will be working in Calhoun County two days a week.

She resigned as Webster County attorney in 2013 to go into private practice, in which she specializes in family law and probate court.

Because she is only working part time in Calhoun County, Osborn Stubbs said she can continue to be a private practice attorney as well.

“I actually have the best of both worlds,” Osborn Stubbs said. “I get to prosecute and continue with private practice.”

She is not going to be accepting criminal cases in her practice.

In Calhoun County, her main responsibilities are helping out Calhoun County Attorney Tina Meth-Farrington.

“Right now I’m in charge of magistrate court,” Osborn Stubbs said. “(Meth-Farrington) has given me a couple other cases that I’m working on. Whatever Tina wants me to do, I’ll take.”

She’s looking forward to being a prosecutor again.

“I like prosecuting cases and now I can continue to do that,” she said. “I get to work with some of the people I’ve worked with before, and I’m excited about that.”