The Law Department represents the City of Green Bay as a municipal corporation. The City Attorney is responsible for attending Common Council meetings, drafting ordinances and resolutions, determining the legality of proposed ordinances, and representing the City in legal matters. The duties of the City’s legal department include appearing in judicial, administrative and other legal actions, issuing legal opinions to city officers, drafting legal documents, prosecuting ordinance violations in Green Bay Municipal Court, and providing a full range of legal services to various City departments, boards, and entities.

The City Attorney may only represent the City of Green Bay as a municipal corporation. Lawyers in the office are prohibited from providing any legal advice to any individual person or entity. For questions on City operations, including for questions about whether you are in compliance with City requirements, please contact the relevant department directly.


The Law Department is comprised of four attorneys, one paralegal, and one secretary. View the Law Department Organizational Chart (PDF).