The Civil Division of the Geauga County Prosecutor’s Office is comprised of five attorneys experienced in a wide variety of civil litigation, including employment issues, contracts, construction law, school law, tax recoupment, land use and zoning matters.  We provide legal counsel to all sixteen townships in Geauga County, and provide the legal representation of county departments, boards and agencies.

Our County clients include:

  • The Board of County Commissioners
  • Maintenance
  • Treasurer
  • Auditor
  • Sheriff
  • Coroner
  • Engineer
  • Recorder
  • Court of Common Pleas
  • Clerk of Courts
  • Geauga County Transit

We are also the legal advisors to and representatives of:

  • The County Planning Commission
  • The Geauga County General Health District
  • Geauga County Job and Family Services
  • Geauga County Board of Mental Health and Recovery Services
  • Building Department
  • Department of Aging
  • Dog Warden
  • Board of Elections
  • Department of Water Resources
  • Veterans’ Services Commission
  • Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Department of Emergency Services
  • Department of Community and Economic Development
  • Geauga County Public Libraries
  • Burton Public Library
  • Berkshire School Board
  • Cardinal School Board
  • Chardon School Board
  • Kenston School Board
  • Ledgemont School Board
  • Newbury School Board
  • West Geauga School Board
  • Geauga Educational Services Center

Our broad range of responsibilities include the prosecution of civil litigation initiated on behalf of our clients as well as the defense of our clients in suits brought against them.  Our representation extends to various state and federal courts, as well as a variety of administrative settings such as personnel issues before the State Personnel Board of Review. 

In addition to offering solid legal representation both inside and outside the courtroom, the Civil Division performs extensive research and writing of legal opinions on a wide variety of subjects requested by our clients.  We also assist our clients in forming practical and logical responses, policies and programs.