Legal Department

Legal Department

General Information: The City Attorney's Office represents and advises the City in its day-to-day operations. The City Attorney advises the City Council, staff, and boards on legal issues; drafts and reviews ordinances, contracts, and other legal agreements; and minimizes City exposure to liability and legal expense. 

For more information, please contact the Legal Department at (360) 681-6611.

The City Attorney also supervises the City Clerk, who facilitates the City Council's legislative process and serves as the City's Public Records Officer.

Criminal Services: The City contracts with Clallam County for criminal justice services. Please contact the Clallam County Prosecutor’s Office for information about criminal matters or use the Find Your Court Date link.

Please note: The City Attorney and other Legal Department staff cannot represent or give legal advice to members of the public. Please see the resources below for assistance.


Northwest Justice Project:  Provides free legal assistance in areas such as housing, family safety, income security, health care, education, and more for low-income individuals, families, and communities. For landlord/tenant issues, please also refer to RCW 59.18 for further information. See also: Clallam County Pro Bono Lawyers/Northwest Justice Project at 1-888-201-1014 (CLEAR - Client Intake line). If you are deaf or hard of hearing, please call 1-888-201-1014 using your preferred TTY or video relay service.

Washington State Attorney General’s Office Consumer Division: Provides information and education to businesses and the public on consumer issues, issues alerts and press releases to warn consumers and businesses about fraudulent or predatory activities, and offers an informal complaint resolution service.

Washington Secretary of State: Provides information for reporting fraudulent or deceptive charitable organizations and fundraisers.  

Internal Revenue Service: Provides information for reporting tax-exempt organizations for failing to comply with tax laws.

U and T Visa Certifications: Provides for two types of visa certifications for crime victims of human trafficking or violence.

Legal Department Staff

The Sequim Legal Department consists of the city attorney and staff members. At times staff may include legal interns, assistant city attorneys, paralegals, and support staff. The Legal Department currently has the following full-time positions employed:

* City Attorney

* Paralegal

* Legal Assistant/Risk Analyst