City Attorney

Attorney James Hood

The current City Attorney is James (Jed) Hood. As Reynoldsburg’s City Attorney he performs the following duties:

  • represents elected City officials, department heads and staff on municipal law matters;
  • is Chief Prosecuting Attorney for the City in criminal and traffic misdemeanors filed in Franklin, Licking and Fairfield Counties Municipal Court and the Reynoldsburg Mayor’s Court;
  • represents the City’s municipal civil litigation and appeals in the Fifth District Court of Appeals and/or the Ohio Supreme Court;
  • is responsible for civil and/or criminal prosecution of housing and building code violations occurring within the City;
  • participates in matters of zoning and land use, employee and labor relations, election law, utility permitting and right-of-way use, economic development and Code compliance;
  • advises Reynoldsburg Police Department and ensures compliance with Ohio public records and open meetings laws.

Meet the City Attorney: James E. (“Jed”) Hood was born and raised in Wheeling, West Virginia. Upon graduation from West Liberty State College, Jed moved to Ohio with his wife Leslie to attend Capital University Law School. Upon obtaining his Juris Doctorate degree in 2003, Jed worked in the Franklin County Defender’s Office as a Staff Attorney. In March, 2006, he was appointed to serve the unexpired term of retiring City Attorney, William Underwood, and subsequently was elected to the position of City Attorney in 2007 and again in 2011.

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Contacts Information

City Attorney
James E. (“Jed”) Hood
Phone: (614) 322-6803
Fax: (614) 322-6874

Assistant City Attorney
Matthew R. Roth