Strongsville’s Law Department serves as legal counsel to the Mayor, Administrative Departments, City boards, officers and City Council, and also acts as prosecuting attorney in Strongsville Mayor’s Court.
The Department includes full-time Law Director Kenneth A. Kraus, Assistant Law Director Daniel J. Kolick, Prosecutor George Lonjak, Assistant Prosecutor John Castele and a full-time legal administrative assistant.
A main function of the Law Department is to prepare and/or oversee all legislation presented to the City Council. In addition, the Law Director provides daily advice and legal opinions to the Mayor, City Administration and City Council; represents the city in litigation matters and prosecutions; assists insurance defense counsel with litigation; reviews and approves all City contracts; advises on public records requests and ethics issues; and monitors new developments in the law.
The Assistant Law Director is assigned to attend meetings of the Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, Board of Tax Appeals and Civil Service Commission. The Prosecutor and the Assistant Prosecutor attend all Mayor’s Court and Berea Municipal Court proceedings initiated by the City.
Due to legal constraints, the Law Department staff is unable to provide legal advice to residents concerning private legal disputes and any other private matters.
For questions, contact:
Mayor's Court Information
For information and/or questions to be directed to the City Prosecutor, George Lonjak, and Assistant City Prosecutor John Castele; or for information relating to traffic citations, entering pleas and other court matters, please contact the Mayor’s Court directly at (440) 580-3155.
Click here to see the Codified Ordinances of the City of Strongsville. Updates since January are included on the City Council web page. For more information on Strongsville ordinances, call the City Council office at (440) 580-3111.