Ross Cirincione, who served the City of Bedford Heights for many years as Building Prosecutor and special counsel for the Charter Review Commission, presently serves as Law Director and Prosecutor. Mr. Cirincione previously served as Director of Law, Assistant Director of Law and Prosecutor for the City of Warrensville Heights, and as special counsel for the City of Euclid (Municipal Center Investigation), the City of Brecksville Charter Review Commission, and the Village of Oakwood Charter Review Commission. He also served as Prosecutor for the Village of Bentleyville.
The Law Department is assisted by the law firm of Zashin & Rich, Ernst & Young Tower, 950 Main Avenue 4th Floor, Cleveland, Ohio 44113, which serves as the city's Labor Counsel and negotiates the city's collective bargaining union contracts headed up by Jon M. Dileno, Attorney-at-Law.
The Law Department has an office at Bedford Heights City Hall, (440) 786-3229 (phone), (440) 786-3242 (fax). Eva Crail, (440) 786-3213 (phone), serves as the city's Legal Secretary and Secretary to the Civil Service Commission.
The Law Department writes all city legislation and reviews city contracts, policies and procedures, and public records requests. The Law Department represents the city for criminal misdemeanors in Bedford Municipal Court including appeals cases, represents the city in litigation and renders legal advice to the Mayor and Council, city employees, directors, boards and commissions. The Law Director attends City Council meetings and other meetings as requested by the Mayor and Council.ASSISTANT PROSECUTORS OFFICE