SwansonCity Attorney 

Michael Swanson

Welcome to the City Attorney's Office. The City Attorney is the Chief Legal Officer of the City and provides legal advice to the Mayor, City Council, all City Departments and the various City Boards, Committees and Commissions on legal matters of concern to the City and its residents.

The City Attorney prepares all ordinances and resolutions for City Council action, provides opinions and advice to City officials regarding general municipal law issues and prosecutes misdemeanor offenses as well as traffic and code violations in Municipal Court. The City Attorney also handles legal matters related to implementation and application of land use regulations and provides services related to land sales, acquisitions and leases. The City Attorney's mission is: to provide timely and effective legal advice to City officials, and professional representation of the City's interests; and to provide protection to the citizens of the City of Klamath Falls through timely and just prosecution of persons accused of offenses filed in Municipal Court.

Please note that the City Attorney cannot provide legal advice to the general public. If you have a question as to how to proceed with any legal matter, please consult an attorney. For lawyer referral services, you may contact the Oregon State Bar at 1-800-452-7291. If you believe you may be eligible for legal aid services, you may contact Legal Aid Services of Oregon for Klamath and Lake Counties at 541-273-0533 to determine your eligibility. The Oregon State Bar also provides recorded information on various legal subject areas through the Tel-Law information service, which can be reached at 1-800-252-4776.

Contact Information

Angie Hartz, Executive Administrative Assistant/Legal Secretary

Phone: (541) 883-5323

Fax: (541) 883-5399

Office Hours: 8:00 am - Noon and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday

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