Law Department

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Caption: Daniel L. Brown, City Attorney

The Law Department is comprised of two sections, one which handles representing the City in civil matters, and one which handles the prosecution of crime.  The Law Department, from time to time, may issue requests for proposals or requests for qualifications for potential business opportunities.

The City Attorney’s Office (Civil Division), represents the City in civil lawsuits and provides advice to the Mayor, City Council, City management and each of the City departments. The City Attorney’s office reviews all resolutions, ordinances (city laws), and contracts.  

The City Prosecutor’s Office (Criminal Division) is responsible for prosecuting misdemeanor offenses, handling approximately 45,000 cases per year. The Prosecutor's Office is one of the most innovative in the country, implementing community prosecution programs, diversion programs, and technology projects that serve as a model for other prosecuting agencies.  The Prosecutor’s Office also provides information and resources for crime victims and witnesses, those facing barking dog or neighborhood issues, information on our diversion programs, specialty courts, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions


Our mission is to provide effective legal services to the Mayor, City Council, City Manager, and City Departments, and to impartially seek justice in the prosecution of criminal offenses. The Law Department is committed to ensuring a diverse workforce to reflect the community it serves.


City Attorney’s Office
Phoenix City Hall
200 West Washington Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85003
Hours: M-F 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Telephone: 602-262-6761
Fax: 602-534-9866
TTY Relay Number: 602-534-5500