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Division of Chief Legal Counsel


The primary role of 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.


 Jodi Elsass-Locker, Deputy Director and 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




 Chief Legal Resource Information

Ohio Law
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