Welcome to the Avon Lake Law Department

According to the Charter of Avon Lake, the Director of Law is the chief law officer of the Municipality. He is appointed by the Mayor, with the concurrence of a majority of the members of Council, and is immediately responsible to Council for the discharge of his respective duties.

The Director of Law prepares all contracts, bonds and other instruments in writing in which the Municipality is concerned and serves as legal counsel and attorney for the various officers and heads of the Municipality in the performance of their official duties. When required to do so by resolution of Council, the Director of Law prosecutes or defends, as the case may be, for and on behalf of the Municipality, all complaints, suits and controversies in which the corporation is a party, and such other suits, matters and controversies he is directed by resolution or ordinance to prosecute; but is not required to prosecute any action for the violation of a municipal ordinance without first advising such action.

Abraham Lieberman is the Law Director of Avon Lake. Mr. Lieberman is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University (B.S. in physics, with honors) and the University of Michigan Law School (J.D., cum laude) and has been a member of the Ohio bar since 1976.

David M. Graves is the Assistant Law Director of Avon Lake. Mr. Graves received his undergraduate degree from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio. Mr. Graves received his law degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio.

John L. Reulbach, Jr. is the prosecutor for Avon Lake. Mr. Reulbach received his law degree from Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio.

Contact Information:
Avon Lake City Hall
150 Avon Belden Rd.
Avon Lake , OH 44012
(440) 933-6141
(440) 930-4107 (Fax)
8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

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