City Attorney


The Office of the City Attorney is the legal advisor for the City of Lewiston. Pursuant to Idaho Code, the City Attorney is appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the City Council. The office provides legal services to the: 

  • Mayor
  • City Council
  • Department Directors
  • City Employees
  • City Boards and Commissions

The City Attorney’s Office handles all civil matters and prosecutes City Code violations. The City contracts with Nez Perce County for all other criminal prosecution services.


To be a model public service law office in Idaho, known for its quality legal work, exceptional customer service, and stewardship of the public trust and resources.


To provide accurate, objective, ethical, timely, and cost-effective legal advice and advocacy in support of the City’s policy goals and to ensure that official actions of the City, its elected officials and employees comply with the law.


  • Be Good Stewards of Public Resources
  • Provide Quality Legal Services
  • Revise the Lewiston City Code
  • Strive to Ensure the City Complies with the Law