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City Attorney and City Prosecutor

  • About the Office of the City Attorney ⁄ City Prosecutor 

    Michele Bagneris 
    Michele Beal Bagneris
    City Attorney
    City Prosecutor

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    The mission of the Office of the City Attorney / City Prosecutor is to represent the City of Pasadena with the utmost professionalism and provide the highest quality legal service. The offices work to arrive at creative solutions, which effectively address issues affecting residents and businesses in the City and assure that the public interest is well served in the areas of civil representation and criminal prosecution.

    Virtually every program and service offered by the City depends upon support from this department in its establishment, development and operation.  Headed by Michele Beal Bagneris, Esq., the department is structured around three primary divisions.


  • Civil Division

    • Represents the City Council and City officers in all matters of law pertaining to their office
    • Represents and appears for the City and its officers in all civil actions and proceedings
    • Attends meetings of the City Council, Community Development Commission, Fire and Police Retirement Board, and such other boards, committees, or commissions as required
    • Prepares all necessary legal documents such as contracts, deeds, ordinances, and resolutions
    • Performs legal research and prepares opinions as required 
  • Prosecution Division

    • Prosecutes misdemeanor offenses occurring in the City of Pasadena arising out of violations of State or City law
    • Provides information to citizens on prosecution and procedure
    • Drafts and files criminal complaints in Municipal court
    • Conducts office hearings, pretrial hearings, court and jury trials
    • Represents the People of the State in motions, writs and appeals
    • Advises and trains law enforcement

  • Contact Us

    100 N. Garfield Ave., Room N-210
    Pasadena, CA 91109
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    Phone: (626) 744-4141
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