The City Attorney's Office is staffed with eight full-time attorneys and three administrative assistants. From time to time the City Attorney also engages outside counsel to assist with litigation and/or specialty law issues. Volunteer legal interns also provide valuable support.
In accordance with a June, 2008 voter approved City Charter amendment, the City Attorney position was changed from a City Council appointed position to an elected position. The City's first elected City Attorney was sworn in December 2010. Notwithstanding this change, the City Attorney's primary function remains the same: to act as the City's general counsel on all legal matters.
Learn more about each attorney by selecting a name below.