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City Attorney's Office

City Attorney's Office


  • Provides legal advice to City Council, City manager, staff, commissions, committees and task forces.
  • Represents and defends City Council, employees, commissions and committees in litigation for official acts not covered by insurance, land use matters, administrative agencies, workers' compensation claims and other matters.
  • Initiates legal actions as directed by City Council.
  • Prepares final approval over all ordinances, resolutions, orders and other documents requiring City Council approval.
  • Prepares or reviews all City contracts and other legal documents to which the City is party.
  • Prepares and publishes revisions to the Gresham Revised Code.
  • Provides legal advice to the Gresham Redevelopment Commission.

Legal assistance for community members

The City Attorney's Office cannot provide legal advice to community members, or represent them in any matter, whether it is civil or criminal. Community members must contact a private attorney for legal assistance.

If you have legal questions or need legal advice, below are organizations you may contact:

Oregon State Bar - Lawyer Referral Service
503-684-3763 or 1-800-452-7636

Multnomah Legal Aid
520 SW 6th Ave. #700
Portland, OR 97204