Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein

Zach Klein
Columbus City Attorney
77 North Front Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
[email protected]

Welcome to the office of the Columbus City Attorney.

We are in the midst of a global pandemic. My office continues to monitor the status of the novel coronavirus daily and is working with city, county, and state agencies to address the impact on court operations. The health and safety of our employees and those who come in contact with our office is a top priority.

Update on Court Reopening

The Columbus City Attorney’s Office has been working to help create the safest environment possible when court reopens in June. Court dates have changed multiple times, arraignment locations have changed, and some cases have been resolved in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Before you come to court, please visit the Franklin County Municipal Court website at to find the latest update on your case. If you have any questions, please contact your attorney or the Franklin County Municipal Court Clerk’s Office at 614-645-8186.

Coronavirus-specific information

Information on the impact of COVID-19 on pending court cases and court operations on Franklin County Municipal Clerk’s Office: FCMC COVID-19

LSS CHOICES for Victims of Domestic Violence information about COVID-19: Sheltering in Place with an Abuser

Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 information: Ohio Department of Health COVID-19

Resources for Franklin County residents: Resources

How to get to your local food pantry using COTA: COTA & Local Food Pantry

Victims and prosecution witnesses

Please call my office to talk with your assigned prosecutor or victim advocate if you have questions about potential charges or pending criminal cases.

Columbus City Attorney’s Office Staff Directory: Office Directory

Columbus City Attorney’s Office Domestic Violence and Stalking Unit: 614-645-6232

LSS CHOICES for Victims of Domestic Violence 24-hour hotline: 614-224-4663

Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office: 614-525-3555

Defendants and defense attorneys

Please call your attorney to discuss your pending court case. If you do not have an attorney, please call the Franklin County Public Defender’s Office at 614-525-3000 so they can determine if you qualify for legal services. Your attorney will work with my office to address your criminal or traffic case and/or pending warrants. Your attorney can also provide assistance with access to services, including treatment and other basic needs.