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-Mayor Virg Bernero

Mayor Virg Bernero
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About Us

Who We Are

Meet the hard-working people in the Office of the City Attorney.

F. Joseph Abood
Interim City Attorney

Mark A. Dotson
Deputy City Attorney

Jack Roberts
Special Assistant City Attorney - Of Counsel

Billie O'Berry
Assistant City Attorney

Yolanda Bennett
Assistant CIty Attorney

Kristen Simmons
Assistant City Attorney

Brandie Ekren 
Special Assistant CIty Attorney/BWL Legal Advisor

Nicole Malson
Office Manager/Executive Assistant to the City Attorney and Deputy City Attorney

Rachel Prettenhofer
Litigation Assistant/Neighborhood Specialist/Claims Specialist

Yvonne Ragland
District Court Assistant/FOIA Assistant

Our service as General Counsel to a flagship Municipal Corporation

Under the Charter, the City Attorney is responsible to both the Mayor and the City Council, but at the end of the day the client is truly the City of Lansing.

We are therefore general counsel to a municipal corporation of over 1100 employees, with a budget of over $200 million-- a municipal corporation that also happens to be our State's capital. Our goal is to equal or exceed the legal abilities of any respected private law firm in the State and to be the best possible legal representation to the City.

124 W. Michigan Ave., 5th Floor
Lansing, MI 48933

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
District Court walk-ins accepted only on day of appointment