Mayor Frank G. Jackson appointed Karrie Howard as the City of Cleveland’s new Chief Assistant Prosecutor at a swearing in ceremony June 11, 2018.
As Chief Assistant Prosecutor, Howard will file criminal felony offenses as well as charge and prosecute criminal misdemeanor and traffic offenses. In addition to prosecuting cases he will manage the daily activities of the City Prosecutor’s Office and supervise the City’s assistant prosecutors.
Howard has experience in both the private and public sector. He most recently served in a private practice as Counsel at Thacker Robinson Zinz focusing on criminal and civil litigation.
In the public arena he was an Assistant Prosecutor for the City of Cleveland, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Cuyahoga County, and Assistant United States Attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio. In these positions Howard successfully litigated numerous criminal matters ranging from misdemeanors to complex state and federal felony cases.
Howard is a Captain in the United States Air Force Reserves serving as an Assistant Staff Judge Advocate at the Youngstown Air Reserves Station advising military leadership and civilian personnel on ethical matters and in legal issues relating to taxes, contracts, land use and violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
Howard earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He later earned a Juris Doctorate from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law; and certificates in Leadership and Human Resource Management from the University of Maryland University College (UMUC).