The mission and duty of the City Attorney’s Office is to serve the City of San Antonio with the highest quality legal services and professional standards.
Our team of approximately 58 lawyers and 25 support staff delivers legal advice to the Mayor, City Council, boards and commissions, City management and all of the City's departments. Our lawyers perform a wide variety of legal services including prosecuting misdemeanor offenses, defending the City in civil lawsuits, and preparing the many agreements, legal documents, and ordinances needed in the City's numerous day-to-day transactions. The Office of the City Attorney is headed by the City Attorney and is comprised of four divisions. Each division has a deputy or chief supervising 15-20 lawyers. The City Attorney's Office assists the Ethics Review Board, and is responsible for issuing Ethics Advisory Opinions for City officials and employees. The City Attorney also provides training on various regulations such as Open Government and campaign finance. Records may be requested through the Open Records website.
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