The Director of the Law Department is the chief legal advisor and attorney for the City and for all elected City officials. City officials may request from the Director of Law written legal opinions in matters relating to their official duties. When requested by the Mayor or Council, the Director of Law prepares contracts, legislation, bonds, and all other written documents.
The Director of Law does not act as civil counsel for the Tallmadge School District.
City Charter Interpretation
All questions of interpretation of the City Charter are made by the Director of Law.
Civil Litigation & Prosecution
The Director of Law also represents the City in matters of civil litigation. In addition to acting as chief civil counsel for the city, the Director of Law prosecutes all City of Tallmadge criminal charges brought against criminal defendants in the Stow Municipal Court.