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Audrey H. Davis

Audrey H. Davis, Chief General Counselor, has over 35 years of broad-based legal experience. She has worked both in the public and private sectors. Her prior experience includes serving as a Prosecutor for the City of Cleveland for over four (4) years. She commenced employment with the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority in December, 2000 as a Senior Staff Attorney, and in June 2004 was appointed to the position of Chief General Counsel. She is currently in charge of CMHA's Office of Legal Affairs, which includes supervising other attorneys and legal staff, and the Risk Management and Environmental Affairs Departments. She handles all phases of legal matters necessary to CMHA's business operations, including but not limited to the responsibility for major and minor litigation filed by or against CMHA in the areas of personal injury, housing, labor and employment, insurance, construction, workers' compensation, labor arbitrations, and matters pending before administrative legal tribunals, etc. She also renders legal advice and opinions to agency clients.

Attorney Davis received her undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree from Virginia State University, and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Cincinnati. She is a member of numerous professional, community and social organizations. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. She is admitted to the Ohio State Bar, the Federal District Court, and to practice in the Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit. She was recently awarded the prestigious 2013 Glass Ceiling Award. She is married to Ollie Davis, a forty-year retired veteran of the City of Cleveland Police Department and the mother of Travee Davis Sanderson. She is the proud grandmother of two grandchildren, Aiyana and James.