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City Attorney
City Attorney Services
Contact Information
Terry E. Dixon, Esq.

30111 Crown Valley Pkwy.
Laguna Niguel, CA  92677

Tel: (949) 362-4300
Fax: (949) 362-4340

Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday
The City contracts with Terry E. Dixon, Attorney at Law, for the provision of City Attorney services. The City Attorney's Office provides legal support and advice to the City Council, Boards and Commissions and City Staff. Office functions generally fall into the categories of: general counsel, prosecution and litigation.

Departmental Functions

General Counsel
The City Attorney is the chief legal officer of the City, and is responsible to the City Council for the proper administration and coordination of all City legal affairs. Among other things, the City Attorney: prepares and/or reviews all City ordinances, resolutions, contracts and other legal documents; attends City Council, Planning Commission, Environmental Review Board, City Staff and other meetings; conducts legal research and renders opinions on a variety of City issues; and provides legal advice to City officials and employees.

Prosecution
The City contracts with the Orange County District Attorney's Office for the prosecution of most local municipal code violations (infractions and misdemeanors). The City Attorney coordinates with the District Attorney's Office, and may personally represent the City in prosecution when appropriate.

Litigation
The City Attorney generally represents the City in litigation. In some cases, the City Attorney may recommend the engagement of other law firms to assist the City on certain cases. The City Attorney also monitors the performance of other agencies and special counsel (i.e. California Joint Powers Insurance Authority) in the handling of liability and other claims and lawsuits against the City.


Contact
City of Laguna Niguel
30111 Crown Valley Parkway
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Tel: (949) 362-4300
Fax: (949) 362-4340

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