City Attorney

City of Duluth Attorney's Office

Our Mission

The City of Duluth Attorney’s Office is committed to providing excellent legal services, advice and representation to the City, its officials and staff, advocating for justice and safeguarding the interests of the public in the criminal justice system, and honoring the highest principles of the legal profession.

Our Duties and Responsibilities

The City of Duluth Attorney’s Office serves as the City’s legal advisor and representative.  Attorneys in our office provide legal counsel and civil litigation services to the mayor, council, departments, boards and commissions, and public authorities.

In addition, our office prosecutes criminal violations of city ordinances and state petty misdemeanor, misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor statutes.

Our office does not represent private citizens in personal legal matters or provide legal advice or interpretation of the law to the public.

Our History

The position of City Attorney was first created in 1887 as part of the City’s organization under the Special laws of Minnesota. Learn More about our history.