Norman E. Brague

Title: Director of Law
Norman E. Brague

Norman E. Brague has represented the City of Wadsworth as an attorney since 1973. He was appointed as assistant solicitor on October 2, 1973 and elected as solicitor in 1975. The title of the office was changed from solicitor to director of law in 1977. He was re-elected in 1979, 1983, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015. As the attorney for the City of Wadsworth, Mr. Brague has prosecuted a wide range of misdemeanor criminal cases and has appeared on numerous cases in the Court of Appeals of the Ninth Appellate District. He has won cases in the Ohio Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of the Ohio reckless operation statute and upholding the authority of a municipal corporation under then existing law to prohibit the sale of beer within a zoning district.

As director of law, Mr. Brague spends much of his time advising city officials on a wide variety of legal issues related to the many varied aspects of city operations. He is a graduate of Wadsworth High School, Ohio University, and The Ohio State University College of Law. He has also attended numerous continuing legal education programs including a class on land use planning at the Harvard Law School.

Mr. Brague is a member of the Medina County Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, and the Federalist Society. He is a Christian and a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Sons of the American Legion, Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, Wadsworth Lodge 385, Free and Accepted Masons, Wadsworth Lions Club, the Medina County Republican Central Committee, and several other religious, fraternal, and professional organizations.


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