City Attorney

The City Attorney’s office provides a full range of legal services to the City Council, City Manager, department directors and City advisory groups. These services include providing legal advice and counseling related to proposed actions as well as the defense of the City and its employees in state and federal courts and administrative proceedings. 

The City Attorney’s office prepares and/or reviews City Council reports, legal opinions, ordinances, resolutions, contracts, agreements and leases. The department also prosecutes City Code violations and serves as the legal counsel to the Harbor District and the Community Development Commission.

Executive Staff

City Attorney
John Mullen
Assistant City Attorney
Barbara Hamilton
Deputy City Attorney I
Linh P. Nguyen
Assistant City Attorney
Deborah Nash
Assistant City Attorney
Annie Higle
Senior Deputy City Attorney
Lisa Ricksecker

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