General Counsel

  • James Barnes, Esq., General Counsel
    Wanda Lillis, Esq., Associate Counsel
    Adrianna C. Udinwe, Esq., Staff Counsel
    Joyce A. Warren, Legal Secretary
    Jeenah Trout, MPA, Paralegal

    Telephone: 614-365-5673

    Mission Statement

    The Mission of the Office of General Counsel is to provide high quality legal advice and counsel in order to foster sound decision-making in all district areas of administration, operation and instruction.  We strive to achieve results that exceed the expectations of the Columbus City School District and its Board of Education by providing accurate and timely advice and information in order for the District to achieve its stated mission, goals and purpose.