Legal Services, under the direction of City Attorney - Shawn Guzman, provides legal counsel to the City Council and the Mayor as well as to the City Manager and the City's various departments. Legal Services also prosecutes misdemeanors and infractions of state laws and city ordinances that occur within the City.
Legal Services also administers the City's risk management and claims handling for property, liability and worker's compensation claims. In conjunction with these duties, Legal Services also oversees the procurement of property, liability, worker's compensation, and specialized insurance policies.
Legal Services cannot represent or give any legal advice to private citizens or businesses.
Many citizens believe that the City Attorney serves as the attorney for the community rather than a Municipal Corporation. The City Attorney is the attorney for St. George City, as an entity. Because of the nature of the City Attorney's role, we cannot represent or provide legal advice to individual citizens, groups or other entities. We are therefore unable to respond to individual requests for legal advice or representation.