LAW DIRECTOR - Attorney Michael C. Lucas
Office Phone:  440-942-6262
Fax:  440-942-7211

    Ordinance 2020-10 adopted February 21, 2020 -
Law Director Appointment

The Law Director's Duties & Responsibilities are outlined in Section 4.3 of the City Charter as defined below:


4.31  The Law Director.  The Department of Law shall be administered by a Law Director, who shall be an attorney-at-law admitted to practice in the State of Ohio, and shall be appointed by the Mayor.
4.32  Duties and Responsibilities.  The Law Director shall prepare all contracts, bonds and other instruments in writing in which the Municipality is concerned, and shall serve the several directors and officers of the Municipality as legal counsel and attorney.  Such Law Director shall be prosecuting attorney of the Police or Mayor’s Court.  Subject to the approval of the Mayor, the Law Director may appoint such assistants as he shall deem necessary.
When required to do so by resolution of Council, the Law Director shall prosecute or defend on behalf of the Municipality, all complaints, suits, and controversies in which the Municipality is a party, and such other suits, matters and controversies as he is directed to prosecute, by resolution or ordinance.  He shall not be required to prosecute any action before the Mayor for the violation of an ordinance without first advising such action.