Thad Boggs, a partner with the law firm Frost Brown Todd LLP, will take over the role of Law Director with the City of Hilliard starting in January 2024.
The City contracts with Frost Brown Todd for the Law Director’s work.
By the City’s Charter, the Law Director serves as legal counsel to City Council, the City Manager, the City’s boards and commissions, and all administrative offices of the City. The Law Director also is responsible for the prosecution of misdemeanor criminal complaints and housing and building code violations filed in Hilliard Mayor’s Court and in Franklin County Municipal Court. Finally, the Law Director is responsible for reviewing and approving all legislation and contracts.
In his work, Boggs represents clients in diverse matters related to state and local government, with an emphasis on land use and economic development issues, including municipal annexation, development agreements, and zoning applications. His variety of experience and his practical approach to helping clients solve problems informs his service as general counsel to the Ohio Air Quality Development Authority.
In addition to advising his clients on public law matters, Boggs’ litigation experience in state and federal courts includes defense of appeals and constitutional claims arising from local zoning decisions; Ohio Supreme Court litigation on local taxation, economic development, and elections issues; and representations in front of state and local agencies, including the Ohio power siting board.
He is a regular speaker and author for the Ohio Municipal League and Ohio Municipal Attorneys Association on a variety of local government law topics.