The Office of the City Attorney is committed to providing timely, professional, and competent legal services consistent with the highest professional and ethical standards for the City and its departments with the goal of protecting and advancing the City’s interests in serving the People of Fort Morgan.
The City Attorney is appointed by City Council to represent and act as the chief legal advisor for the City of Fort Morgan for the benefit of its citizens. In this capacity the City Attorney’s Office:
Provides legal advice and furnishes legal opinions to City Council and City Departments
Attends and actively participates in all City Council Meetings
Drafts and Reviews Contracts, Ordinances, Resolutions, and other legal documents
Represents the City in Civil Litigation and other judicial/administrative proceedings
Employs and Manages outside legal counsel in specialized areas of law as needed
The City Attorney also prosecutes criminal and traffic misdemeanors including violations of the Fort Morgan Municipal Code in Municipal Court. For more information regarding Municipal Court and its procedures, please contact the Court at (970) 542-3950 or click here to visit the Fort Morgan Municipal Court website.
The City reaps many benefits by employing legal counsel in house as in-house counsel provides: (1) increased flexibility and availability to address legal concerns in a timely manner (2) Deeper understanding and appreciation for the legal needs of the community and (3) Proactive involvement and assessment of ongoing legal matters to mitigate liability thereby resulting in a greater cost savings to the City.
The City Attorney’s Office is committed exclusively to representing the departments and officials of the City of Fort Morgan. As such, our office is not permitted to give legal advice or services to individual citizens. If you are seeking information about your legal rights you should contact a private attorney.