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Welcome to the web page of the Department of Law of the City of Berea. The Law Department provides legal representation for the City of Berea, the Mayor, City Council, and all City departments. In addition, the office prosecutes traffic and criminal cases tried in the Berea Municipal Court.

Contacting the Prosecutor's Office

This office prosecutes cases that occur in the City of Berea. Each of the other cities within the Berea Municipal Court District (Brook Park, Middleburg Hts., Strongsville, Olmsted Falls and the MetroParks) has their own City Prosecutor. If your case arises out of a charge from another city, contact their City Prosecutor’s office.If you are a victim in a case and have questions, please contact me or a member of my staff at 440-826-5831. You may also contact the Berea Municipal Court Probation Department at 440-826-5860 regarding your rights as a victim of a crime.If you are a defendant in a case and have questions about scheduling or procedure, please contact your private attorney or the Berea Municipal Court at 440-826-5862.

Victim Information

If you are the victim of domestic violence or stalking, you are strongly urged to seek support and counseling from one of the many private and public service providers in the Greater Cleveland area. For more information, you may contact the Domestic Violence Center HELPLINE at 216-391-HELP (4357). The Domestic Violence Center offers many services, including:

  • 24-hour help line
  • Shelter for women and their children
  • Supportive services after shelter for women, children and adolescents
  • Advocacy with the justice system
  • Advocacy for victims who require hospital care
  • Visitation Center for on-site visitation or safe exchange of children
  • Counseling for adults and children
  • Support groups for domestic violence and stalking victims
  • Intervention Services
  • AIP – Adolescent Intervention Program for youth 12-17
  • ADAPT – Adult Domestic Violence Abuse Prevention and Treatment

For general information, visit their web site,

For more information about Victim’s Rights in Ohio, visit the Ohio Attorney General’s web site: Click Here

Attention City employees:

Ohio Revised Code Section 102.09(D) requires that the City provide each public official and/or every employee of a public agency with a copy of the Ohio Ethics Law, including Chapter 102 and Section 2921.42 of the Revised Code.  If after reviewing the law you have additional questions, please contact the Director of Law at

Contact Information

Barbara Jones

Law Director / Safety Director

Danielle Fekete Swisher
Assistant Director of Law/Prosecutor

Megan Matthews
Assistant Director of Law/Prosecutor

Linda Muglich
Administrative Assistant

Fax: 440-234-5630

Helpful Links:
Domestic Violence Center
Berea Codified Ordinances
Ohio Revised Code

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