Edwin Romero

Romero EdOf Counsel

Level 2
The Commerce Bldg.
Youngstown, OH 44503
T 330.743.1171
F 330.743.1190

Edwin Romero is a member of the Labor and Employment Law, Civil Litigation, Tort and Insurance Defense and Government Law sections of the firm. He concentrates his law practice in local government law, labor law, administrative law, general corporate law, construction law, family law, civil rights defense, general civil litigation and government insurance defenses.

Mr. Romero has significant experience in local government, having served as the deputy law director and law director for the City of Youngstown for 14 years. He has negotiated hundreds of labor contracts with employee unions, represented city council members on ordinance challenges, defended police officers in civil rights actions and counseled on economic development matters. Prior to joining Manchester, Bennett, Powers, & Ullman, he was a sole practitioner for 16 years.

Mr. Romero served as president of the Ohio Municipal Attorneys’ Association and is a member of the National Municipal Law Officers and the American Arbitration Association. He also is an impartial hearing officer/magistrate for the State Board of Education. Since 1995, Mr. Romero has served as general counsel of the Youngstown Central Area Community Improvement Corp. He also was the treasurer of the Mahoning County Mental Health Board.


Professional Associations

Mahoning County Bar Association

American Arbitration Association

National Institute of Municipal Law Officers


Community Involvement

State Board of Education
Impartial hearing officer/magistrate

Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens, Inc.


Military Experience

Three years United States Army, 1967-1970
Served in Vietnam with 101st Airborne Division


Other Experience

City of Youngstown
Law Director and Deputy Law Director for 14 years

Ohio Municipal Attorneys’ Association
Past President

Youngstown Central Area Community Improvement Corp.
General Counsel

Mahoning County Mental Health Board
Past Treasurer