Law Director Dean DePiero Biography

Dean DePiero was appointed Law Director of Aurora on January 1, 2014. As Law Director, Mr. DePiero serves as legal advisor and attorney to the Mayor, City Council, All Administrative Departments and Commissions and Boards. In addition, the Law Director drafts legislation, renders legal opinions, reviews all city contracts and is the City Prosecutor.
DePiero graduated from Ashland University in 1990 and from Cleveland Marshall College of Law in 1994. DePiero has served of Counsel within the Cleveland Law Firm of McDonald Hopkins since 2005 where his focus is in Municipal Law, Government affairs, real estate law and receivership law.

Prior to being appointed Law Director, he served as Assistant Law Director and Prosecutor in the City of Berea, Ohio (1995-1998), Assistant Director of Law and Prosecutor in the City of Broadview Heights, Ohio (2012-Present). DePiero also was an Elected Councilman in Parma (1995-1998) and a State Representative (1999-2003). DePiero served as the City of Parma's Mayor from 2004-2012. He was also a Trustee for the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) (2007-2012).
DePiero currently serves on the Parma Community Hospital Foundation Board and the Cuyahoga County Public Library Board of Trustees.  He is also a member of the Northern Ohio Law Director's Association, Ohio State Bar Association, and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.

DePiero is married to his wife Kathleen and they have 2 children, Blake and Hadley.