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The Law Director's Office serves as the legal advisor for the City of Conneaut, Ohio, and prosecutes all criminal, zoning, code enforcement, income tax and traffic offenses that occur within the corporate limits of the City.  The Law Director's Office represents the City in all civil actions provides legal counsel to the City Manager, Conneaut City Council, boards and commission, and the Conneaut Port Authority.  The office does not handle citizen complaints or neighbor disputes.

Law Director Kyle B. Smith and Assistant Law Director Christopher M. Newcomb.  Attorney Smith has served in his current capacity since June, 2015 and Attorney Newcomb since May of 2017.

Law Director Kyle B. Smith graduated from the University of California, Davis and Willamette University College of Law.  He previously served as the Law Director from 1984 to 1995 and also represents the Village of Geneva on the Lake and the Village of Roaming Shores.  Attorney Smith has maintained the private practice of Smith and Miller in Jefferson, Ohio for the past 25 years.

Christopher M. Newcomb is the sole owner and founder of The Newcomb Law Firm. Cris is a lifelong resident of Conneaut, OH and Ashtabula County. He graduated from Conneaut High School in 2001 and later from Defiance College in 2005 with a dual Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Criminal Justice. Cris graduated with his Juris Doctorate from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2008 and was licensed to practice law in the State of Ohio in 2009.

Contact Information:
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (440) 593-7413
FAX: (440) 593-7414