City Attorney



Our mission is to serve the City of Palo Alto by providing high-quality legal representation. We partner with the City Council and City Manager to find creative approaches to the opportunities and challenges that face Palo Alto.

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Draft contracts, legislation, legal opinions, and other legal documents
  • Negotiate on behalf of the city
  • Advise city officials on how to manage risk and comply with the law
  • Enforce the Municipal Code
  • Defend the city, and city employees, when we are sued