Legal

The Legal Department of Johnson City is committed to delivering exceptional legal guidance and representation to the city's elected officials, staff, departments, and boards and commissions. Our objective is to interpret and enforce relevant laws, prioritizing the protection of the city's interests above all else.

Community Note-Conflict of Interest Statement: City of Johnson City Legal Department attorneys and personnel cannot give legal advice to individual citizens, citizen groups, businesses, or HOAs. In addition, our office cannot refer you to specific attorneys or endorse any attorney in private practice. If you need legal representation or legal advice, you may refer to the Legal Resources below for suggested resources to contact that may be able to assist you. 

Legal assistance provided by the Legal Department to The City of Johnson City Government includes:

  • Offering guidance and counsel to city personnel and governing officials on applicable laws and policies
  • Providing advice and representation to city administrators and department directors, encompassing employee affairs
  • Verifying bonds, capital outlay notes, and various financial and debt instruments
  • Aiding in the retrieval of overdue taxes
  • Reviewing and approving City contracts, deeds, ordinances, resolutions, and other documents for proper form and validity
  • Representing the City and its employees in litigation, whether as a plaintiff or defendant