The Office of the City Attorney seeks to deliver outstanding legal services to
the City and its citizens by:
•Providing sound legal advice to City officials to help them achieve their goals,
•Representing the City in litigation, and
•Protecting public health, safety, and welfare by effectively prosecuting violations of City criminal and civil ordinances.
This website is intended to help make the Office of City Attorney more open and accessible to the people it serves and to increase the public's understanding of its work.
The City Attorney provides services for the City in three main areas: civil, criminal, and administration.
In civil matters, the City Attorney represents the City in lawsuits and advises City officials as they develop programs, projects, policies, and legislation. Areas of law include torts (claims), governmental affairs, land use, environmental protection, labor and employment, and contracts.
In criminal matters, the City Attorney represents the City in prosecuting traffic infractions, misdemeanors, and gross misdemeanors in East Wenatchee Municipal Court. The types of cases prosecuted include driving under the influence, domestic violence, assault, theft, and driving without a valid license.
In administrative matters, the City Attorney provides human resource services and information technology services.