City of Upper Arlington, Ohio

City Attorney's Office

The City Attorney's Office is the legal advisor to the City of Upper Arlington.  We are charged with the duties of service and advice that is intelligent, trustworthy, and dedicated to public service.  We commit ourselves to professionalism and to understand and further the goals of City Council and City Departments.  We adhere to the highest standard of ethics and confidentiality.
To accomplish our mission, we will:
  • Provide responsive and timely legal advice to City Council and City Departments.
  • Provide assertive representation in civil, criminal and administrative litigation.
  • Provide prompt and effective assistance in negotiations and drafting of contracts and other legal documents.
  • Provide training and informational resources to City Council and City Departments.
  • Provide mediation and probation services for violations of City ordinances.
The City Attorney's Office is responsible for all of the City's legal needs, serving as counsel to City Council, the City Manager, City departments, and various boards and commissions.
The office prosecutes misdemeanor criminal and traffic offenses in Upper Arlington Mayor's Court and Franklin County Municipal Court, oversees the Upper Arlington Probation Division, and conducts various mediation and diversion programs.

The office practice covers a wide range including:
  • Code Compliance
  • Economic Development
  • Election Law
  • Employee Labor Negotiations
  • Human Resource Laws
  • Municipal Law (Zoning and Land Use)
  • Personal Service Employment Contracts
  • Police and Fire Safety Force Issues
  • Procurement Law
  • Public Records Law
  • Telecommunications
  • Taxation

  • News &
  • Related
  • More

News & Notices

  • 2017 Community Awards
    In advance of our 2018 State of the City Address on January 22, we are seeking nominations for the 2017 Community Awards Program. Check here for details and to download a nomination form.
  • UA Insight - Winter 2017/2018
    Look for your copy of the Winter UA Insight in the coming days. There's a lot going on in UA as we countdown to our Centennial Year!
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