City Attorney Tom DuarteThe City Attorney's Office provides legal services to the City Council, the Planning Commission, other commissions and committees, and City departments. It provides legal counsel and advice during public meetings and study sessions. It is responsible for the preparation of ordinances, resolutions, contracts, and agreements. It interprets and applies local, state, and federal laws, and conducts and monitors litigation.

Costa Mesa's City Attorney is Tom Duarte, He works at the law firm of Jones & Mayer, which specializes in municipal law.  The City Attorney can be reached at (714) 754-5399 or by e-mail.

You can find public information about Costa Mesa's legal fees, settlements, and litigation status on the City's Transparency page.