James Silver, Law Director
215 East Summit Street
Kent, OH 44240
The Kent City Charter
directs that the Director of Law for the City of Kent shall be an
attorney at law, duly admitted to the practice of law in the State of
The Law Director is appointed by the City Manager and serves as the chief legal adviser to the
Council, the Manager, and all City departments, offices, commissions and
agencies. The Law Director serves as legal advisor for all City
employees in matters relating to their official City of Kent duties.
The Law Director represents the City in all legal proceedings, civil and
criminal, and performs any other duties prescribed by the Kent
City Charter or by ordinance.
The Law Director drafts legislation that is submitted to Kent City Council for
their review and passage. All legislation and legal documents
acted on by the City is reviewed by the Law Director as to the proper
Currently, the City of Kent Law Department consists of a Law
Director/Prosecutor; Assistant Law Director; and secretary.