Last Updated: 2011-09-06

The City Attorney is appointed by the City Council pursuant to section 4.17 of the City Charter to be the chief legal advisor of the Council, the Mayor, the Chief Administrative Officer and all departments, boards, commissions and agencies of the City in all matters affecting the interests of the City.

Mission Statement

The Office of the Richmond City Attorney endeavors to render timely legal services of only the highest quality to the City Council and the City Administration, consistent with its commitment to professionalism. The Office functions as both advisor and advocate as it pursues the City's goals while remaining dedicated to principles of ethical behavior, efficiency and accountability.


Allen L. Jackson
City Attorney

STATE AND LOCAL LAW DOES NOT PERMIT THE OFFICE OF THE RICHMOND CITY ATTORNEY TO PROVIDE LEGAL SERVICES TO CITIZENS.




























Contact Information:

Office of the City Attorney
City of Richmond
900 E. Broad St., Suite 300
Richmond, VA
23219 USA
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Phone: (804)646-7940
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