The mission of the Legal Department is to provide the highest quality legal counsel to the City Council, City Administrator, boards and commissions, departments, and all city officials in matters relating to their official duties. In addition, the Legal Department reviews and approves all legal documents and prosecutes and defends all suits against, for, and on behalf of the City of Waukesha and its agencies.
The City Attorney and each Assistant City Attorney work directly with city departments and officials as assigned. Each attorney has expertise in specific subject matters; however, each attorney responds to any city legal matter as needed. Two legal secretaries are assigned to work with the attorneys, as well as carry out administrative assignments. One legal secretary and an assistant clerk coordinate the city's ordinance prosecution system. A paralegal assists all of the lawyers with legal research..