The City contracts for legal services with Jones & Mayer, 8150 Sierra College Blvd., Ste. 190, Roseville,
CA 95661 PH: (916) 771-0635 and they have assigned Hal DeGraw, Of Counsel to firm, as the currently
designated City Attorney for Nevada City.
The City Attorney provides legal advice to the City Manager,
City Council, Mayor, and city departments and commissions, working with the City Manager and staff as
requested to carry out the City Council’s goals and to represent the City in legal matters not contracted
out to other firms.
The nature and extent of legal services to be provided in house are as determined and
requested by the City, but may include: drafting and review of various contracts, ordinances, resolutions
and documents; providing legal advice and issuing written and oral instructions and opinions in areas
such as land use, housing, personnel, conflicts of interest, economic development, finance, the Brown
Act, and elections; an d assisting with litigation involving the City as necessary to represent the City’s
The firm attorney designated to act as City Attorney attends Council and Strategic Planning
meetings and, upon request Planning Commission and other City meetings, to provide advice as legal