Chair - Christopher Brown

Christopher Brown

Christopher Brown

Chris is the Deputy Law Director for his hometown, the City of Mansfield, Ohio. He is primarily engaged in civil matters but sometimes assists with the prosecution of crimes. As a municipal attorney, he sees a variety of state and local government law issues including §1983 claims, labor and employment disputes, public records law, zoning and planning, and real estate issues including transfers of city-owned land and foreclosures.

When he’s not practicing law, Chris can be found spending time with his girlfriend Rachel and their rescued bulldog-mix Bella, reading (mainly about American and natural history), and watching movies (mostly classics and westerns). He also enjoys traveling and being outdoors running, hiking, and cycling. Chris is committed to public service and serves on the Board of Directors of the United Way of Richland County, Ohio.

Chris is active in the ABA, Ohio State Bar Association, and his local bar association. He is currently Immediate Past-Chair of the OSBA Young Lawyers Section, Chair-Elect of the ABA Young Lawyers Division, and Immediate Past-President of the Richland County Bar Association. He also serves in the ABA House of Delegates, the OSBA Council of Delegates, and is active in the Ohio Municipal Attorneys Association. In 2016, he was awarded the ABA Section of State and Local Government Law’s Jefferson B. Fordham Up & Comer Award. Chris earned his B.A. in English from the Ohio State University and his J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law.