Division Responsibilities

The Civil Division of the Federal Way City Attorney's office provides legal advice and support to the Federal Way City Council, Mayor, all city boards and commissions, department directors and staff. The attorneys in the Civil Division also represent the city in litigation.

The risk management function entails analyzing the city’s liabilities via incidents and claims for damages. Staff works with insurance companies or individuals to recoup the amount incurred by the city for damaged property.

Legal Advice

The City Attorney’s office is prohibited from providing legal advice to citizens. For information on obtaining legal advice for private civil matters such as landlord/tenant, neighbor, or family disputes, etc., please contact the King County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service at 206.267.7010.

The King County Bar Association also offers a neighborhood legal clinic that provides individuals a free half-hour consultation with an attorney on any civil legal issue.