What We Do

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Transactional Staff

  1. Provide proactive advice to City departments in an effort to reduce risk to the City.
  2. Review contracts and real estate documents.
  3. Draft ordinances and resolutions.
  4. Negotiate and draft contracts, development agreements and other documents.
  5. Provide general legal services to City Departments.
  6. Provide consultation and legal advice, both oral and written, as requested by City Departments, City Manager, City Council, and boards & commissions.
  7. Collaborate efforts whereby we are able to pool our knowledge and creativity in order to achieve the highest results for the City.
  8. Review subpoenas and requests for public records.
  9. Serve as the hearing officer for parking violations.
  10. Provide training to City staff, Council, and Commissioners on a wide variety of issues. Serve as advisor on various commissions (i.e., GWP Commission, Planning Commission, Design Review Boards, Transportation & Parking Commission, Arts and Culture Commission, and Commission on the Status of Women, Civil Service Commission).

Litigation & Code Enforcement Staff

  1. Prepare and file lawsuits to recover costs from third parties responsible for injuries to City employees or property.
  2. Prosecute violations of the Glendale Municipal Code.
  3. Manage the legal affairs of the City.
  4. Defend litigation filed against the City, Redevelopment Agency, and Housing Authority, their officers or employees.
  5. Recommend and manage outside counsel where retained.
  6. Investigate and review claims for damages and bring same to disposition.