Natalia S. Harris is an alumna of Central State University – Class of ’97, Cum Laude, B.A. She obtained her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Dayton and became a licensed attorney in 2000. She is licensed to practice by the Ohio and United States Supreme Courts. A career public servant, Ms. Harris currently serves as the City Attorney for an Ohio municipality.
Ms. Harris has become the first African American or first African American woman to serve in principal positions throughout her career, including being the first African American female and youngest to serve as City Prosecutor for the city of Cincinnati, Ohio – one of the three largest cities in Ohio.
Ms. Harris is a member of the Central State University National Alumni Association Hall of Fame, a life member of the Central State University National Alumni Association, a member of the National Black Lawyers Association Top 100 (Ohio), an Ohio Supreme Court Lawyer-to-Lawyer mentor, and a fellow of the Cincinnati Bar Association’s Academy of Leadership for Lawyers. She has served on several boards throughout her professional career, including the Cincinnati Bar Association and the Summer Work Experience in Law (SWEL) Program, and has received recognition at the local and state levels for her commitment to the public she serves.