Office of General Counsel

The Office of the General Counsel supports the dynamic educational environment of the University of Cincinnati in all areas of operation, instruction, research, and administration by providing timely, practical and ethical legal advice on a wide range of issues. We help solve problem and enhance decision-making by advising on the legal implications of decisions and actions under applicable law, regulations, and policies.  As Assistant Attorneys General we work collaboratively with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office in representing the University in litigation matters.  The Office of General Counsel strives to embody the University of Cincinnati's vision and values and to do so with the highest level of professional competence, ethics and integrity. 

Who We Represent

The Office of General Counsel provides advice and counsel to the University of Cincinnati as an institution, its Board of Trustees, and its officers, employees and agents when acting on behalf of the University, on all matters having legal significance to the institution. 

Legal Referrals

The Office of General Counsel does not provide personal legal advice or representation to individuals on personal matters or on matters that are adverse to the University.  The following are resources to help locate legal counsel for personal matters:

  • Cincinnati Bar Association: (513) 381-8213
  • Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati: (800) 582-2682 or (513) 241-9400 
  • Ohio State Bar Association: (800) 232-7124 or (614) 487-8585

The Office of General Counsel does not endorse or recommend any particular attorney or law firm.  The Office of General Counsel encourages individuals to properly research their legal counsel options.

Important Notice

The material contained on this site is provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice from our office on a given matter. Members of the University community should contact our office directly on specific legal issues or matters.