City Attorney

City of Antioch

Antioch is one of California’s oldest cities, with a burgeoning population of professionals and skilled workers. Ideally located on the banks of the San Joaquin River, the City of Antioch has plentiful recreational features and cultural facilities. Families with dreams of home ownership come to Antioch for its stunning neighborhoods, parks, and natural beauty. Land remains plentiful and affordable, compared with other parts of the Bay Area. There really is something for everyone who lives, works and plays in Antioch!

The City Attorney is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the City Council, and is a vital part of the City’s executive team. The City Attorney’s Office performs the traditional legal functions of a general law city by prosecuting violations of the municipal code, initiating and defending litigation (often through outside counsel) and providing legal guidance, advice, and counsel to the City Council, City Manager, department heads, and the full range of City Boards and Commissions. The City Attorney will maintain and strengthen the highly positive work relationships that currently exist within city operations, by developing and maintaining active lines of communication to inform and update internal clients on various legal issues.

The new City Attorney must be especially adept in dealing in complex land use and cannabis regulations.  Preferred qualifications for this position are five or more years of California experience in the practice of municipal law.  Experience at the City Attorney or Assistant City Attorney level and/or experience managing a team of lawyers is also preferred. A Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school with current membership in the California State Bar is required.  The salary for this position is open and negotiable, commensurate with qualifications. To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Paul Kimura by October 26, 2018.