The Civil Division


Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys
James W. Harper(513) 946-3159
Fax : (513) 946-3018


The Prosecuting Attorney is the legal advisor of the board of county commissioners, board of elections, public library, park district and all other elected and appointed county officers, boards and employees. As legal advisor the prosecuting attorney performs services similar to those of general counsel to a large corporation.

The Prosecuting Attorney is also the county’s civil trial attorney. As such, the prosecutor brings and defends civil actions and appeals in state and federal courts. These actions are as varied as those found in the private practice of law. Actions include complex business law issues, civil rights violations, personal injury claims, real property acquisition, tax collections and foreclosure and worker’s compensation claims.