What We Do
Our service as General Counsel to a flagship Municipal Corporation
What do we do? The better question may be: "What don't we do?"
The Office of the City Attorney is Lansing's public "law firm." We handle everything under the sun, from criminal prosecution to civil litigation, and from collections and bankruptcies to multi-million dollar real estate deals. You can get a full sense of what we do in our Year End Report.
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 "law firm" to the City.