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OFFICE OF THE LAW DIRECTOR

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OVERVIEW

The City of Elyria Law Director’s Office  serves the citizens of Elyria by defending the Charter and the Elyria Codified Ordinances.

WHAT WE DO

Prosecution

The Law Director’s Office is responsible for prosecuting misdemeanors including all traffic and criminal cases.

Victim Advocates

The Prosecution Division’s Victim Advocates represent victims in criminal matters. 

Civil Division

The Law Director’s Office represents the City in all forms of civil litigation and provides legal advice for the City, City Council, Clerk of Council, Finance Director and the Civil Service Commission. In addition to the foregoing powers, the City Law Director represents the City in all matters and actions relating to: the annexation and detachment of territory; the liability of the City for injuries to persons or property alleged to have been caused by any wrongful acts of the City, its officers or employees; the appropriation of property in exercise of the power of eminent domain by the City; the validity of all bonds and notes issued by the City; and the levying of taxes and assessments by the City. The Law Director prepares or edits all legislation brought before City Council.

Due to legal constraints, the Law Department staff is unable to provide legal advice to residents concerning private legal disputes or any other private matters, such as property disputes or eviction proceedings. For information regarding tickets and fines in the Elyria Municipal Court, please contact the Elyria Municipal Court Clerk of Courts at 440-326-1800.

CONTACT INFO

OFFICE OF THE LAW DIRECTOR
Attorney Amanda R. Deery, Elyria City Law Director

131 Court Street
Elyria, Ohio 44035
Phone: 440-326-1464
Fax: 440-326-1466 

CRIMINAL DIVISION (Prosecutors and Victim Advocates)
John A. Howard Elyria Municipal Courthouse
601 Broad Street
Elyria, Ohio 44035
https://elyriamunicourt.org
Phone: 440-326-1760
Fax: 440-326-1762

ASSISTANT LAW DIRECTORS/PROSECUTORS

Civil Division:
Erik A. Breunig
Sufian A. Doleh
Margaret A. O’Bryon

Criminal Division:
Scott A. Strait
Erin Sheehan Hill
Brandon G. Oliver
Michelle D. Nedwick

Victim Advocates:
Kari Jarrett
Naji McCall

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