City Attorney


The City Attorney’s office represents and protects the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea through its dedication to justice and the welfare of its residents.  The City Attorney is a legal advisor to the City Council, City Administrator, Department Heads, Department of Managers as well as City Boards and Commissions,  the responsible management of public funds and the fairness and efficiency of neighborhood services.

We enforce, prosecute and defend laws that protect our natural resources, strengthen community character and halt unscrupulous business practices.  The City Attorney’s office protects the taxpayer by defending the City in lawsuits and prosecutes crimes that harm the quality of life and endanger our citizens, especially the most vulnerable.