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The Law Department represents the City of Parma in all criminal prosecutions and civil litigation; acts as legal adviser and counsel to the mayor, Parma City Council and all city offices, employees, departments, boards and commissions; and prepares legislation at City Council’s request.

Law Director

Timothy G. Dobeck

Timothy Dobeck has been Parma’s law director and chief prosecutor since 1999 with oversight of the law department’s civil and criminal divisions. (See section that outlines functions of the law department and duties of each division.)

Prior to being elected to his post, he was an assistant Cuyahoga County prosecutor for 11 years in the Major Trials Division. No stranger to municipal government, Dobeck also has served as a Parma councilman. His professional memberships and affiliations include the Ohio State Bar Association, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Parma Bar Association, National District Attorneys Association, Parma Area Chamber of Commerce and past-president of the Cuyahoga County Law Directors' Association. Dobeck is licensed to practice in the state of Ohio and before the U.S. District Court (Northern District of Ohio), the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Chief Assistant Law Director

Timothy B. Miller

Timothy Miller was named chief assistant law director on Jan. 21, 2008. 

Miller was admitted to the Ohio Bar in May 1987 after receiving his juris doctorate degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. Miller also earned his bachelor’s degree from Cleveland State University where he also was a standout member of the baseball team. Miller was inducted into the CSU Hall of Fame in February 2008. Miller began his legal career in 1987 as an assistant Cuyahoga County prosecutor. From 1987 to 1999, he was also an associate in the law firm of Stavole and Miller, where he engaged in the general practice of law, including municipal law. From 1995 to 1999, Miller served as chief assistant prosecuting attorney for the City of Parma. From 1999 to 2008, he was the chief of the Criminal Division in the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office, where he was charged with the oversight of more than 200 attorneys and support staff.

He periodically acts as a magistrate in the Brecksville Mayor’s Court. He is a member of The Ohio State Bar Association and is licensed to practice law in Ohio and before the U.S. District Court (Northern District of Ohio).


7335 Ridge Road (second floor)
Parma, Ohio 44129 


Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Phone: 440-885-8132
Fax: 440-885-8008


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