Chief Legal Advisor of City of San Bernardino
The City Attorney's Office provides legal counsel and representation for the City, prosecutes and defends legal actions, and protects the interests of the public. The City Attorney, with a staff of 24, including 9 attorneys, secretaries and investigators, provides the following important and valuable legal services:
- Defends the City in civil lawsuits brought against the City, its officials, employees, and its departments; prosecutes violations of the City's Municipal Code and certain state laws; and pursues actions to recover costs from third parties for damages and liability to the City.
- Negotiates, reviews, edits, and drafts contracts and other transactional documents and agreements for the City.
- Serves as general legal counsel and representative; researches, prepares ordinances, resolutions, and legal opinions on a wide variety of issues, and advises City employees regarding liability issues.