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County Counsel

County Counsel

The Office of County Counsel is a full-service law office, tasked with handling the County's civil law needs, including proactive participation in all phases of governmental decision-making and a very active and successful trial litigation program


427 cases filed against the County

6 cases filed by the County

1,256 open cases pending resolution


115 resolved cases defended 

88 court decisions (77%)

27 settlements - $2 million (23%)


98%/2% Win/Loss record (prevailed in court decisions)

86/2 (County as Defendant)

N/A (County as Plaintiff - there were none

$73,263 recovered on behalf of County

$43,263 (County as Defendant)

$30,000 (County as Plaintiff)

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