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Division of Chief Legal Counsel


The primary role of the Chief Legal Counsel is to advise, and provide counsel to, the Director of Transportation on legal matters that involve the Department of Transportation.  Chief Legal Counsel also serves as the "first responder" to legal questions and issues received from senior staff, district deputy directors, administrators and other ODOT employees throughout Central Office and the districts.  The Chief Legal Counsel is the Chief Ethics Officer.


Patrick J. Piccininni, Deputy Director & Chief Legal Counsel


General Contact Information

Telephone: 614-466-3664, Fax: 614-387-7431

1980 West Broad Street, 1st Floor

Mail Stop:  1500

Columbus, Ohio 43223


Office of Chief Legal Counsel

Jodi Elsass-Locker, Deputy Legal Counsel 614-466-1920

Mail Stop:  1500


Office of Investigative Services 

John Shore, Chief Investigator 614-752-5029

 Mail Stop:  1500



 Chief Legal Resource Information

Ohio Law
Miscellaneous Information