Proud of the Professional Services We Provide

American Legal Publishing provides a full range of services to municipalities and counties of all sizes, including ordinance codification and supplementation, CD-ROM publishing, Internet hosting, meeting minutes imaging and much more!

We began as the codification division of the Anderson Publishing Company in Cincinnati in 1934.  We became a separate corporation in 1979, and then primarily employee-owned in 2006.

American Legal currently serves nearly 2,000 local government clients across the country.  Our clients include the Cities of Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, Boston, Albuquerque, Cleveland, Tucson, San Francisco, Honolulu and many others.

American Legal offers a full range of codification services, including:

  • Recodification, republication and reformatting of local government codes
  • Supplementation of existing codes
  • Legal research and analysis of local government ordinances
  • Printing, warehousing and distribution services
  • Subscription and marketing services for codes
  • Electronic codification services on CD and online
  • Fully-searchable online meeting minutes

Our reputation for high quality, our professional staff of attorneys, our experienced editors, and our friendly customer service have made us America’s professional codifier.

America’s Most Professional Codification Staff

Employee-owned, American Legal has an editorial staff of experienced editors skilled in the multiple disciplines required in providing codification services:  editing, computer operation, proofreading and indexing.  Our typical editor is a college graduate with a degree in English, Journalism, or Law (16 staff members have law degrees).  Our staff includes a current City Law Director, former City Councilmember, former City Mayor, and former Neighborhood Council President.

MANAGEMENT TEAM:

STEPHEN G. WOLF, ESQ. – PRESIDENT
– Current City Attorney of an Ohio city, and former Mayor.
– Thirty years with American Legal Publishing.

CYNTHIA A. POWELEIT, ESQ. – EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
– Twenty-three years with American Legal Publishing.

RAY G. BOLLHAUER, ESQ. – VICE PRESIDENT, CLIENT RELATIONS
– Past President and Trustee of local community Council.
– Twenty-two years with American Legal.
– Federal Bar member

TODD P. MYERS, ESQ. – VICE PRESIDENT, MAJOR CLIENT SERVICES
– Twenty-two years with American Legal

AIMEE CHOI – EDITOR AND DIRECTOR OF NEW CODE PROJECTS
– Fourteen years with American Legal

AMY OAKS – SUPPLEMENT EDITING DIRECTOR
– Fifteen years with American Legal

SARAH BAUER – DIRECTOR OF ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING
– Eleven years with American Legal

ADDITIONAL LEGAL STAFF:

CHRISTI G. BAUNACH – LEGAL REVIEW STAFF
– Twenty years with American Legal

RUTH MORTON-FAZIO – STAFF ATTORNEY
– Former owner of codification firm Justinian Publishing, Cleveland, Ohio

deRICCI GETTY – LEGAL REVIEW STAFF
– Licensed in both Ohio and Pennsylvania

LISA BRICKNER – LEGAL EDITOR

MICHAEL BUCHANAN – LEGAL EDITOR

MICHAEL FIELMAN – LEGAL EDITOR

DARLENE FOLEY – LEGAL EDITOR

RENELL HAMILTON – LEGAL EDITOR

NILS HERDELIN – LEGAL EDITOR

DEVON MOSER – LEGAL REVIEWER

LAURA MOSER – LEGAL EDITOR

OWEN PARSONS – LEGAL EDITOR