The City Attorney represents City departments, officials and employees on matters involving City business. Attorneys in the office cannot give legal advice or provide legal representation to private citizens.
The City Attorney's Office:
- provides legal advice to the Mayor, members of the City Council, City Manager, and to each of the City’s Departments
- advocates on the City’s behalf in federal and state courts, the General Assembly, and before quasi-judicial bodies
- reviews contracts that the City enters each year and advises employees administering those contracts as issues arise
- represents the City’s interests in working with property owners, contractors, private citizens, and others who raise concerns about the City’s actions