Law Director

Law Department Staff

Assistant prosecutors are Angel Ruhl and Eric Fink. Civil Assistant is William F. Morris. Staff Paralegal is Ciara Barnett

Department Responsibilities

Criminal Cases

The Law Department is responsible for the prosecution of criminal cases which arise within the City of Alliance and surrounding Stark County Townships of Lexington, Washington, Marlboro, and Paris as well as Villages of Minerva Robertsville and Lima. Misdemeanor and felony cases occurring in these areas may be filed in the Alliance Municipal Court for adjudication.

Misdemeanor cases are fully adjudicated by the court through trial and sentencing. Felony cases are prosecuted through the preliminary hearing stage and may be bound over to the Stark County Common Pleas Court for further adjudication.

Criminal Offense Reports

The Law Department reviews criminal offense reports presented by the Alliance Police Department, Marlboro Township Police Department, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Stark County Sheriff’s Office, Stark County Dog Warden, and Stark County Park Rangers, as well as other state and federal law enforcement officers.

Law Enforcement Assistance

The Law Department assists law enforcement by providing legal guidance and advice, obtaining search and arrest warrants, securing subpoenas for evidence and witnesses, and working with victims of crimes.

City Representation

The Law Department also represents the City of Alliance in civil cases filed in state and federal court, prepares and reviews contracts, drafts legislation, and provides legal advise to all city officers, elected officials, and various city boards.

About the Law Director

Caitlyn Weyer is a Stark County native. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Malone University in 2007. She worked as a juvenile probation officer for Stark County while earning her Juris Doctorate from the University of Akron. She has been licensed as an attorney in the state of Ohio since 2014. She has lived in Alliance since 2011.

Caitlyn worked as an Assistant Prosecutor for the City of Alliance while also operating a private law practice in Alliance. In September of 2019, she was sworn in as a magistrate for Stark County Probate Court and in January of 2021, she became an Assistant Prosecutor in the criminal division for Stark County. She was appointed as Law Director in September of 2021.