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Law

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 Jacqueline M. O'Donnell.  Attorney Smith has served in his current capacity since June, 2015 and Attorney O'Donnell since November of 2020.

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.

Jacqueline M. O’Donnell  graduated from John Carroll University with her Bachelors in Sociology with a focus in Criminology. Jackie graduated with her Juris Doctorate from Cleveland Marshall School of Law in 2012 and was licensed to practice law the same year. Jackie formerly worked as a Prosecutor in the Felony Division of the Lake and Geauga County Prosecutors Offices. 

Contact Information:

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