Chief Assistant Prosecutor

Victor R. Perez, Esq., was sworn in as Chief Assistant Prosecutor for the Jackson Administration in June 2006. He and his team are charged with reviewing all potential cases with which they are presented to determine whether they should go forward in accordance with existing laws and ordinances.

Perez brings with him three years of experience as an Assistant City Prosecutor. In addition to handling local misdemeanor cases and reviewing and referring felony cases to the Cuyahoga County Grand Jury, he researched and argued appellate issues in the 8th District Court of Appeals. Before that, he served as an Assistant Director of Law with the Department of Consumer Affairs and investigated complaints from residents who felt they had been violated under the City’s consumer protection code.

A practicing attorney since 1999, Perez has worked in law firms in Arizona and in Ohio, including his own private practice. In addition to his legal pursuits, he has worked for the University of Dayton as a Coordinator of Latin American Student Services and served as an Instructor and Coach for the Undergraduate Mock Trial Team as well as a Faculty Advisor for Delta Tau Delta Fraternity.

Perez’s interest in working with students continues in his role as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University. He teaches client interviewing and counseling and legal problem-solving to second-year law students. He is a member of the Cleveland Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, Ohio Hispanic Bar Association, and Hispanic National Bar Association, for which he served as Regional President from 2001 to 2003.

A Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Perez received numerous military honors and awards, including the USMC’s Good Conduct Medal. He received an honorable discharge at the rank of Corporal/E-4.

Perez earned his undergraduate degree in political science and English from the University of Dayton and his law degree from Case Western University School of Law. He received several honors during his student career, including three undergraduate honor societies and Student of the Year at CWRU School of Law.