About Zach

“Throughout the years the City Attorney’s office has been led by capable leaders committed to public service. Electing Zach Klein as the next City Attorney will continue that tradition.”

– Richard Pfeiffer
Current Columbus City Attorney

Zach currently serves as the President of Columbus City Council where he guides and oversees the work of council.

On Columbus City Council, Zach is working to equip all Columbus police officers with body cameras to protect citizens and our police and to maintain trust between officers and our community.

Zach is a graduate of The Ohio State University and Capital Law School. As an attorney, he has managed multi-million dollar budgets at the state and federal level. Zach has also prosecuted those who prey upon vulnerable residents in securities fraud cases. Those efforts helped recover millions of dollars for Ohio’s retirees.

He served as the deputy chief of legal services for then-Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray and prosecuted criminals as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney. Zach also worked in the Office of the Vice President of the United States as deputy director of management and administration.

Zach has served on the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission and the Capital University Law School Alumni Board. He is also an NCAA basketball referee. Klein lives with his wife and two young children in Clintonville.