Welcome to the City Attorney site at the City of Berkeley, CA.
The City Attorney's Office provides legal advice to City government to minimize liability and ensure conformance to legal constraints. The City Attorney determines the merits of claims and defends against suits filed, while also filing suits on behalf of the City.The City Attorney's office advises its client, the City Council of the City of Berkeley, provides advice to City departments, and represents the City in lawsuits where the City is a party. The City Attorney's Office does not provide legal advice to private citizens, nor does the City Attorney's office handle criminal matters. As the City Attorney's office does not provide legal advice to individuals, please click on the resource links on the left side of this page under Quick Links.