The mission of the Law Department is to provide the highest quality legal services to all City of Cincinnati departments and officials in service of the citizens of Cincinnati, to do justice for the community, and to protect and defend the Charter and the Municipal Code. Law does this by prosecuting criminal misdemeanors and implementing innovative crime prevention measures; representing the City in all forms of civil litigation; providing legal advice for the City’s administrative and legislative activities; conducting administrative hearings for a wide range of civil offenses; managing the City’s real estate holdings; and drafting contracts for all of the City’s operations and economic development activities.
The Law Department has seven divisions: Prosecution; Economic & Community Development Section; Property Management/Real Estate; General Counsel; Labor & Employment; Litigation; and Zoning Hearing Examiner.