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County Counsel

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Welcome to the Office of the County Counsel

The County Counsel serves as legal advisor in civil matters for all County offices, departments, boards and commissions, school districts, and other districts. The duties of the office include providing legal counsel and advice to the Board of Supervisors and County departments; preparing contracts, resolutions, and ordinances; filing and litigating civil and condemnation cases; coordinating the collection of delinquent accounts; and acting as attorney for the Public Administrator and Public Guardian.

Other duties include coordinating the defense of bodily injury and property damage suits under the County's self-insured liability program.