City Attorney


Department head: Lori M. Asuncion

425 N El Dorado St, Second Floor, Stockton, CA 95202

(209) 937-8333

The City Attorney’s Office provides professional legal services that protect the interests of the city of Stockton, its departments, the City Council and the community.

The office’s functions include providing legal advice to councilmembers, officials, boards, commissions and city departments. The staff works with other city departments and divisions on legal matters to defend the city from legal action brought against it; initiating lawsuits, code enforcement compliance, collection of money owed to the city and eminent domain proceedings; drafting and reviewing ordinances, resolutions, contracts, bonds, deeds and other legal documents as requested by the City Council or other officials; and prosecuting violations of the Stockton Municipal Code.

The office also promulgates rules and procedures concerning the appointment of hearing officers, the administrative hearing process and related matters, which may be amended by the city attorney.

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