The County Attorney is appointed by the Board of County Commissioners and serves as its in-house counsel. The attorneys and staff provide legal advice and representation to the Board, County Administrator, County departments, appointed Boards, and Committees on matters related to their official responsibilities. They draft or review proposed ordinances, resolutions, contracts, and other legal documents. They represent the County in most civil litigation and administrative proceedings but do not handle any criminal matters.
The attorneys and staff are not authorized to provide legal advice to private citizens.