The Law Director represents the City in civil and criminal proceedings and serves as legal advisor to the City, its agencies, officials, and, in some instances, its employees.  As legal advisor, the Law Director prepares documents and instruments, renders formal and informal opinions, drafts ordinances, reviews contracts, and performs other services, as required by law.

The Law Director is also the Prosecutor for the City of Oberlin. Those duties include the prosecution of all Misdemeanor offenses occurring within the City of Oberlin and the ten townships within the jurisdiction of Oberlin Municipal Court.

The Legal Department consists of the Law Director, one Prosecutor, and one Administrative Assistant.  The Legal Department may be reached at (440) 774-8519.