City Attorney

City of Anaheim

Located in the heart of Southern California, Anaheim is a modern, diverse city with a proud history dating back to 1857.  Known the world over, Anaheim is an exciting, world-class city for entertainment, sports and the arts. Anaheim’s population of 358,000 includes longtime residents and newcomers from around the world.  The city has diverse residential neighborhoods, with heavily-used local parks, award-winning schools and an engaged community.

The City Attorney’s office provides legal advice to Anaheim’s elected officers, the City Manager and city departments, boards and commissions. As an appointee of the mayor and city council, the City Attorney’s resources consist of a yearly budget of about $8M. The City Attorney’s office is comprised of 33 employees (including 22 attorneys) working in three divisions: Legal Administration, Civil and Prosecution. Understanding the importance of assessing risks and benefits and providing alternatives to complex and controversial legal issues will be key to developing a strong relationship with City Council.  Participation as a team player and involved member of the City’s executive team is also key. 

The ideal candidate will have proven leadership skills to be effective in overseeing the City Attorney’s highly committed and hardworking staff, serving as both mentor and coach. Candidates must possess a JD degree and license to practice law in California, with at least 10 years of broad and diverse municipal law experience.   Knowledge of the Brown Act, Political Reform Act, FPPC regulations and the Public Records Act  are essential.  Working knowledge of Robert’s Rules of Order for parliamentary procedures also is required. The salary range for this position is $181,325 - $271,987 annually, DOQ. To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at to upload your letter of interest, resume, salary history and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Bill Avery by August 11, 2017.

Bill Avery
Avery Associates
3½ N. Santa Cruz Ave., Suite A
Los Gatos, CA 95030

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