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Law Department

General Information

Thomas A. Kelly, Law Director/Chief Prosecutor
14600 State Road
North Royalton, Ohio 44133
440-237-5686 ext. 1128
Fax: 440-877-1176

Donna M. Vozar, Assistant Law Director/1st Assistant Prosecutor 
14600 State Road
North Royalton, Ohio 44133 
440-237-5686 ext. 1129
Fax: 440-877-1176

James J. McDonnell, 2nd Assistant Prosecutor
55 Public Square, Suite 2100 
Cleveland, Ohio 44113 
Fax: 216-363-6054

Rachel Smith, Human Resource Specialist
14600 State Road
North Royalton, Ohio 44133
440-237-5686 ext. 1131
Fax: 440-877-1176  


Justice ScaleTHE LAW DEPARTMENT is dedicated to the protection of the legal interests of the City of North Royalton so that the Mayor, Council, and all Departments can most fully serve our citizens.

The Law Department, as presently constituted, consists of the Law Director and Prosecutor, and First and Second Assistants. All are lawyers with substantial experience and dedicated to service to the community.

The Law Department serves as legal advisor to the Mayor, Council, all city departments, and all Boards and Commissions. These lawyers also represent the City in all legal proceedings, both civil and criminal, prepare or review all legislation and contracts, and review all other legal documents that concern the municipal corporation.

At all times, but especially in these difficult economic times, the Law Department makes every reasonable effort to resolve disputes without litigation or, if those efforts are not successful, to retain the litigation in house and thereby avoid the use of outside counsel and the legal costs associated therewith. Certain specialized areas of the law mandate the use of outside counsel, such as bond work, and, where required, outside counsel will be employed. Some matters are primarily handled by our insurance defense counsel in conjunction with the Law Department.