The City Attorney's Office is a full service law office, delivering a complete range of legal services to the City's elected and appointed officials and department heads. The City's legal department consists of the City Attorney, a Senior Assistant City Attorney, an Assistant City Attorney, a Staff Attorney, and two legal support professionals.
The department's usual duties include:
Defending the City and its officials against lawsuits;
Reviewing all City resolutions, ordinances, contracts, and real estate documents;
Prosecuting approximately 2,000 District Court cases annually;
Defending the City in property tax cases;
Collecting delinquent accounts receivable;
Reviewing insurance claims;
Administering the insurance programs of the City; and
Responding to Freedom of Information Act Requests;
If you have any questions regarding the responsibilities of the department, you can always contact us.
Matthew Hagerty joined the City of Jackson as its City Attorney in January 2020. He is a Michigan State University graduate and previously practiced law in Livingston County for 16 years before coming to Jackson. He has prior experience in private practice and municipal law.