A Message from the City Attorney's Office

City of Great Falls Montana

Welcome

Delivering outstanding legal services to the City of Great Falls.

The City Attorney's Office is committed to providing the City of Great Falls the highest caliber legal advice to help protect the health, safety, welfare and civil rights of all.  This website is intended to help make the City Attorney's Office more open and accessible to the people it serves and to increase the public's understanding of our work.

The City of Great Falls is the third largest city in Montana with an area of over 22 square miles. This office is committed to providing the City of Great Falls and its people with the highest caliber of legal representation and professionalism to help protect the health, safety, welfare, and civil rights of all.

The Legal Services Department is divided into two major sections:

Civil Division

The Civil Division represents the City in lawsuits and advises City officials as they develop programs, projects, policies, and legislation. The sections within the Civil Division include torts (claims), land use, environment, labor and employment, contracts, utilities and other municipality issues.

The Civil Division of the Great Falls City Attorney's Office provides legal counsel and representation to the City's elected and appointed officials.  It serves the public interest by providing these clients with the affordable, high quality legal advice and representation that they need to best achieve their policies and goals.

The Division provides legal counsel and representation in litigation at all levels of state and federal courts and administrative agencies.

Practice areas include the following:  Contracts, Employment, Environmental, Government Affairs, Land Use and Torts (defending the City in personal injury and property damage cases, which span the spectrum from minor matters to multi-million dollar lawsuits).

Criminal Division

The Criminal Division represents the City in prosecuting traffic infractions, misdemeanors, and gross misdemeanors in the Great Falls Municipal Court. The types of cases prosecuted by the Criminal Division include driving under the influence, traffic infractions, misdemeanor domestic violence, misdemeanor theft and trespassing.