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, supplementation, and online code and meeting minute solutions!

We began as the codification division of the Anderson Publishing Company in Cincinnati in 1934.  We became a separate corporation in 1979, and then employee-owned in 2006. More recently, Sterling Codifers and the Walter H. Drane company joined our growing publishing family. Our national sales team, including representatives with offices in OH, KY, TX and CA, have vast experience working with local governments.

American Legal currently serves more than 3,000 local government clients across the country.  Our clients include the Cities of New York, Los Angeles,  Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, Fort Worth, Boston, Tucson, Cleveland, Albuquerque, San Francisco, Honolulu, Charlotte, Colorado Springs and many others.

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

  • Recodification, republication and code reformatting
  • Supplementation of Codes of Ordinances
  • Electronic codification services and online meeting minutes
  • Legal research and analysis of local government ordinances
  • Printing and distribution services
  • Subscription and marketing services for codes

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, proofreading and indexing. Our typical editor is a college graduate with a degree in English, Journalism, or Law (15 staff members have law degrees).  Our staff includes a former City Law Director, former City Mayor, and former Neighborhood Council President.

MANAGEMENT TEAM:

STEPHEN G. WOLF, ESQ. – CEO
– Former City Attorney and former Mayor
– More than thirty-five years with American Legal Publishing

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

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

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

AIMEE CHOI – EDITOR AND DIRECTOR OF NEW CODE PROJECTS
– Twenty-one years with American Legal

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

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

LAURA MOSER, ESQ. – STERLING SUPPLEMENT EDITING DIRECTOR
– Eight years with American Legal

ADDITIONAL LEGAL STAFF:

LISA BRICKNER – LEGAL EDITOR

BRANDI BUCHENAU – LEGAL EDITOR

MICHAEL FIELMAN – LEGAL EDITOR

DARLENE FOLEY – LEGAL EDITOR

NILS HERDELIN – LEGAL EDITOR

RACHAEL HERRLE – LEGAL EDITOR

DEVON MOSER – LEGAL REVIEWER

OWEN PARSONS – LEGAL EDITOR

KEVIN ROBERTS – STAFF ATTORNEY

JOSEPH STENKEN – STAFF ATTORNEY

SALES REPRESENTATIVES:

RAY BOLLHAUER (rbollhauer@amlegal.com): MN

COLLEEN ENGLE (cengle@amlegal.com): AL, AR, CA, MD, NE, NV, OR, UT, VA, WA, WI

RICH FROMMEYER (rfrommeyer@amlegal.com): FL, GA, IL, KY, MI, NC, OH, PA, SC, WV

NILS HERDELIN (nherdelin@amlegal.com): KS

ROSS HEUPEL (rheupel@amlegal.com): AR, CO, ID, IA, MO, MT, NM, ND, OK, SD, TX, WY

JOE McDONOUGH (jmcdonough@amlegal.com): IN