Melissa E. Mayhan Senior Associate General Counsel

Prior to joining Ohio State, Melissa served as in-house counsel for the Ohio Department of Public Safety where she provided legal advice and services to the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the Ohio Investigative Unit, the Office of Criminal Justice Services, and the Governor’s Highway Safety Office. Melissa also previously worked as an Assistant City Prosecutor for the City of Columbus. In this position, she performed trial and appellate work, as well as serving as the Mental Health Court Prosecutor.

Areas of Primary Responsibility

  • Criminal/public safety law
  • Student discipline
  • Clery Act compliance
  • Title IX compliance


  • The Ohio State University | Michael E. Moritz College of Law J.D.
  • The Ohio State University B.A.


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