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The Seattle City Attorney's Office is open to guests by appointment only. If you need to contact the City Attorney's Office, please call (206) 684-8200.

Finding a Lawyer

Where can I get legal advice if I cannot afford an attorney?

If the matter is CRIMINAL in nature and to see whether you qualify for having a public defender appointed, call:

Seattle Municipal Court Indigent Screening Program at (206) 733-9753.

You may also call:

Department of Public Defense
www.kingcounty.gov/depts/public-defense.aspx
(206) 296-7662

The Public Defender Association
www.defender.org
(206) 447-3900

Here are some other helpful resources:

Northwest Justice Project
nwjustice.org
(206) 464-1519

If the matter is CIVIL in nature, you may call one of the following numbers:

Columbia Legal Services
columbialegal.org
(206) 464-5911

Neighborhood Legal Clinics
www.kcba.org/pbs/NLC.aspx
(206) 340-2593, Tuesday through Thursday, 9:00-12:00 noon.

Lawyer Referral Service
www.kcba.org/For-the-Public/Hire-a-Lawyer
(206) 267-7010

Legal Voice (formerly Northwest Women's Law Center)
www.legalvoice.org
(206) 682-9552

Northwest Justice Project
nwjustice.org
(206) 464-1519

City Attorney

Ann Davison, City Attorney
Address: 701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2050 , Seattle , WA , 98104-7095
Mailing Address: 701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2050 , Seattle , WA , 98104-7095
Phone: (206) 684-8200
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The City Attorney heads the Law Department and is responsible for supervising all City litigation. In addition, the City Attorney supervises a staff of Assistant City Attorneys who provide legal advice and assistance to the City's management and prosecute violations of City ordinances.