About Us

Role of the Office of Law


The Office of Law is a full service municipal law office consisting of the City Attorney, Assistant City Attorneys, Legislative and Policy Analyst, and Legal Assistant. The City Attorney's primary role includes providing legal advice and counsel to the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Annapolis and to all City Departments and agencies. The City Attorney is also the Director of the Office of Law.

The Office of Law negotiates and drafts City contracts and reviews for legal form and sufficiency all documents to be executed by the City or to which the City is a party. The City Attorney also handles collective bargaining negotiations with the City's four unions as well as real property transactions, public works and procurement agreements on behalf of the City.