Douglas E. Sassen


City of Newark, Director of Law


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About Douglas E. Sassen




Mr. Sassen has served as Director of Law since January, 2006.  Previously he served as Chief Magistrate of the Licking County Juvenile-Probate Court (1996-2006) and as an assistant city law director (1992-1996).  Mr. Sassen also engaged in the private practice of law from 1986 to 1992 with an emphasis on domestic relations law, criminal defense, and general civil litigation.  A graduate of The Ohio State University (BS, 1982; JD, 1986), Mr. Sassen resides in Newark with his wife, Mary Beth.  Their three grown children are all proud graduates of Newark City Schools and attend or have graduated from university (Kent State, Clemson, Ole Miss).