Representing, Counseling, Defending & Advocating
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.
We do 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. Read More
John P. Curp, Esq.
Cincinnati's City Solicitor
John P. Curp, Esq. is the City Solicitor, the highest ranking lawyer for the City of Cincinnati, a position he has held since September 2008.
Previously, Curp was a partner with the law firm Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP in Columbus in the Business and Finance Department. His experience includes business incentives, land use, property tax issues, construction including public works projects, and employment law.
Contact The Law Department
801 Plum St., Suite 214
Cincinnati, OH 45202
To contact a specific division of the Law Department, please visit the Divisions Contact page for key contacts and their telephone numbers.