City Attorney of Santa Monica
Job Description

The City of Santa Monica is seeking to fill the position of City Attorney to head its legal department. Must be an exceptional leader and an accomplished and creative attorney with a broad background providing legal counsel to public entities and who:


  • Has extensive, proven management experience, including managing budgets and supervising other attorneys.


  • Is a current member in good standing of the State Bar of California with a minimum of 10 years of broad legal practice experience including the representation of public entity clients in California.


  • Has superior academic credentials and excellent oral and written communications skills.


The Santa Monica City Attorney's Office provides advisory and other services to the City Council and City department heads and staff in matters such as; representing the City and its employees in civil proceedings; prosecuting state and local misdemeanors on behalf of the People of the State of California; drafting ordinances, resolutions, and motions; enforcing local and state laws that protect tenants and consumers; fulfilling civic responsibilities relating to governmental process, governmental ethics and elections; and assisting in the accomplishment of other tasks and goals set by the City Council.


The City of Santa Monica strongly promotes diversity and equality in the workplace. For more information or to confidentially submit a cover letter and complete resume by February 15, 2017, contact SeltzerFontaine Legal Search Consultants:


Date Created:
14 Dec 2016
LA - Westside
Position Function:
Government, In-House Counsel
Practice Area:
Public Law - Municipal, Public Law - *general
Years of Experience:
13, 25, 21, 18, 17, 10, 23, 24, 22, 12, 14, 20, 16, 15, 19, 11