Appellate Unit

Melanie Tobias, Director
375 South High Street
17th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
614-645-6342

Appellate Unit personnel are responsible for the handling of appeals arising from the Prosecutor Division of the Columbus City Attorney’s Office. They also serve as legal advisors to the Trial Unit staff. Additionally, the Appellate Unit houses as many as ten law clerks that are responsible for the arraignment of most traffic offenders.

 If you have a question regarding a case on appeal or if you are a law enforcement agency seeking an informal opinion of law, please contact ontact Melanie R. Tobias.

If you have a question regarding an upcoming traffic arraignment, please contact one of the Unit’s law clerks. The clerks cannot advise you regarding the Rules of Evidence, Rules of Traffic Procedure, or how to defend your case, but they can answer procedural questions and may be able to assist you. For more information on traffic arraignment, see our FAQ.

Melanie Tobias, Appellate Unit Director645-8876mrtobias@columbus.gov
Orly Ahroni, Prosecutor645-8086orahroni@columbus.gov
Joy Riley, Paralegal645-6342jariley@columbus.gov

Clerks

Christopher Clark645-8178ccclark@columbus.gov
Matthew Coon645-6698mhcoon@columbus.gov
Johanni Luna645-6761jnluna@columbus.gov
Lee Roberts645-6694rlroberts@columbus.gov
Latoya Robinson645-6664larobinson@columbus.gov
Erin Woods645-6688eewoods@columbus.gov