City Attorney

The City of Temecula contracts with the firm of Richards, Watson, and Gershon for City Attorney services. This allows the City access to a full range of legal services that would not otherwise be available to a city the size of Temecula.

The mission of the City Attorney’s Office is to provide quality, timely, and cost-effective legal analysis, opinion, and advice to the City’s elected officials, departments, appointed commissions and boards on a broad range of legal, administrative, legislative, and procedural matters, including application of constitutional, statutory, administrative, and local government law.

The City Attorney’s Office strives to effectively provide timely research, analysis, evaluation, and drafting of legal and other documents necessary to the accomplishment of the City’s municipal functions and goals. The City Attorney’s mission includes representation of the City in judicial, administrative, and appellate proceedings in an efficient and cost-effective manner.