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Mayor Horrigan Names Craig Morgan as new Chief City Prosecutor


City of Akron Press Release
From the desk of City of Akron Press Office
Published: 12-07-2021

Akron, Ohio, December 7, 2021  Today, Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan has announced that Craig J. Morgan, currently serving the Akron community as Deputy Chief City Prosecutor will assume the role of Chief City Prosecutor on January 3, 2022.  Morgan will replace outgoing Chief Prosecutor Gert Wilms who has accepted the position as Mayor Horrigan’s Chief of Staff.  

Craig Morgan comes to the position with over 20 years of prosecutorial experience.  After graduating from the University of Akron in 1995 with undergraduate degrees in criminal justice and political science, Morgan attended the University of Akron School of Law, at which time he began his career with the City of Akron as a law clerk.  After graduating law school and being admitted to the bar in 2001, Craig was hired full time as a City prosecutor.  He was promoted to Police Legal Advisor in 2005 and Deputy Chief Prosecutor in 2010.

“Craig’s knowledge and understanding of criminal law, City Codes, and police procedure is unmatched,” Mayor Horrigan said. “Over his two decades with the Akron Prosecutor’s Office, Craig has earned the trust and respect of key stakeholders within the Akron municipal court system on all sides of the bench.  As he assumes this new leadership position, he will bring his reputation as a knowledgeable professional of integrity who assesses each case based on it own merits, facts, and application of the law.”   

“I want to thank Mayor Horrigan for this opportunity to serve the citizens of Akron in this new capacity,” Prosecutor Morgan said. “Akron is home and public service has been my life’s work.  I am humbled, grateful and look forward to giving back to the community as Akron’s Chief City Prosecutor.”

The City of Akron Criminal Division prosecutes an average of over 25,000 misdemeanor criminal and traffic cases annually, on behalf of the municipalities of Akron, Bath, Fairlawn, Lakemore, Mogadore, Richfield, and Springfield. The office’s attorneys also serve as police legal advisors and instructors for the Akron Police Academy and in-service law enforcement training.  

The City has posted for the open position of Deputy Chief City Prosecutor. The City is also seeking to hire legal interns in the Prosecutor’s Office.  “Being a legal intern with the City of Akron is an invaluable means for students to receive practical experience and prepare them for a career in law,” Prosecutor Morgan said. “It is how I started my career with the City and has been the foundation of my professional life.”

Interested candidates for either position should apply here.

For further information, contact:
City of Akron Press Office
Phone: 330-375-2754
E-mail: [email protected]

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