City Attorney

Responsibilities

The Office of the City Attorney is responsible for providing legal advice and support to the City Council and city employees, as well as prosecuting and defending all civil matters not assigned to outside counsel. This office works extensively with all city staff providing timely advice to the City Council and staff on a full range of municipal issues.

The Office of the City Attorney is staffed with three attorneys, one administrative assistant and one to two legal interns.

Legal Advice

The city attorney represents the city government. Neither the city attorney nor the staff of the Office of City Attorney can provide legal advice to citizens about private civil legal matters such as contracts, landlord/tenant disputes, boundary disputes with neighbors or other similar matters. The Spokane County Bar Association may be able to provide information or assistance in securing representation on private civil matters and can be reached at 509-324-0144.

Criminal Prosecutions

The City of Spokane Valley contracts with Spokane County for prosecution of criminal matters and public defense. Felony cases are filed with the Superior Court Clerk's office. Misdemeanors are filed with the District Court Clerk's office.

Links to their websites and phone numbers are provided below: