Civil Division

Joshua T. Cox, Chief Counsel
77 North Front Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
614-645-7385
Fax : 614-645-6949

"He shall be the legal adviser of and attorney and counsel for the city, and for all officers and departments thereof in matters relating to their official duties..." Columbus City Charter, Section 67

"The city attorney shall prosecute or defend for and in behalf of the city, all complaints, suits and controversies in which the city is a party, and such other suits, matters, and controversies relating to city affairs as he shall, by resolution or ordinance of council, be directed to prosecute or defend." Columbus City Charter, Section 69

"The council, the director of any department, or any officer, board, or commission not included within a department, may by request in writing, require the opinion of the city attorney upon any question of law involving their respective powers or duties." Columbus City Charter, Section 70

Within the Civil division there are three sections : General Counsel, Labor and Employment and Litigation