Are you looking for an attorney who specializes in a specific area of law in Scottsdale, Arizona? If so, you have come to the right place. There are a number of resources available to help you find the right attorney for your legal needs. The Maricopa County Lawyer Referral Service (60) 257-4434 and the Pima County Lawyer Referral Service (520) 623-4625 are two great places to start. The City of Scottsdale also has its own legal services program.
According to Article 4, Section 4 of the Statutes of the City of Scottsdale, the municipal prosecutor is the chief legal advisor to all offices, departments, and agencies, as well as all officials and employees in matters related to their official powers and duties. The City Attorney reports directly to the City Council and is responsible for providing legal and defense services that help improve the quality of life in Scottsdale and build trust in the integrity of the municipal government. The Civil Department of the City Attorney's Office focuses on issues related to local government legislation, such as public finances, land use, public records, taxes, open meetings, public safety, and convictions. Other practice areas include state and federal court litigation, torts, lawsuits, contracts, real estate, employment, environment, construction, administrative law, and constitutional law.
The Civil Department is also responsible for drafting or reviewing all legal documents submitted to the City Council, such as resolutions and ordinances, contracts, leases, and deeds to which the City is a party. The Department of Public Prosecutions is responsible for prosecuting misdemeanors in the city of Scottsdale. This includes drunk driving traffic violations and other traffic violations, domestic violence cases involving minors, and all other misdemeanors. The department also provides support to the Department of Public Safety and the Photo Radar Program and represents the City of Scottsdale in all court proceedings necessary to prosecute offenders and support the mission and objectives of the City Council. Felony cases that occur in Scottsdale are prosecuted by the Maricopa County Prosecutor's Office. The Department of Safety and Risk Management serves and supports City employees, residents, and visitors with experience in security, loss prevention, insurance, contractual risk transfer, and claims.
The Department of Victim Services provides statutory mandatory victim notification services as well as advocacy for victims of minor crimes at a professional level in Scottsdale. The Scottsdale City Attorney's Office does not represent individuals in private legal matters nor can it provide any legal advice to individuals. The attorneys in this office represent elected officials and staff of the City of Scottsdale as well as city departments and boards and commissions. If you need assistance with a legal matter related to any of these entities or individuals you can contact Joe Padilla at 480-312-2405. You can also consult other resources such as the Scottsdale City Clerk or Arizona State Bar Association for more information on finding an attorney who specializes in a specific area of law in Scottsdale. Additionally, you can check out websites such as Avvo which offer ratings for attorneys based on factors such as experience, recognition in the industry, and record of professional conduct. When selecting an attorney to represent you in your family law case it is important to find one who is experienced with Arizona family law.
At Stewart Law Group we have more than 100 years of combined experience among our team of attorneys who are located near Scottsdale as well as Phoenix, Chandler, Glendale, Mesa, Gilbert Tempe or Peoria. Finally remember that this website has been prepared for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. If you have any questions or need assistance with a legal matter it is best to contact an attorney directly.