City Attorney

Exempt | Location: Civic Center

Annual Salary

$115,696.00 - $221,390.00

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job description

Salary Range: $115,696 - $221,390

About Us
The Los Angeles City Attorney's office is one of the nation's largest municipal law offices. With over 1,000 legal professionals, including 500 attorneys, the Office provides the City with the highest caliber of legal services, ranging from prosecuting criminal misdemeanors and playing a leading role in criminal justice reform, advising on homelessness initiatives, defending civil lawsuits and claims, and bringing civil enforcement actions in the name of the People of the State of California.
Guided by an overarching commitment to integrity, accountability and transparency, we find great meaning in the work we do and the services we provide.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Employment Litigation Division defends City departments and individual City employees in employment litigation brought by current and former employees. The Division’s practice has a strong focus on public safety employees (Police and Fire); however, the work includes a variety of cases from many City departments.
Most of the litigation involves California state law employment theories, especially those arising under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) and Labor Code § 1102.5 (the whistleblower statute). However, a working knowledge of labor law and theories in federal employment litigation is helpful in analyzing the cases.

• Significant trial experience (civil or criminal) to verdict;
• At least three years of litigation practice in California Superior Court or United States District Court;
• Demonstrated strong research and writing skills in complex areas of law;
• Ability to deal effectively with public officials, departmental personnel and members of the public;
• Strong analytical and reasoning skills, good judgment, and a strong work ethic; and
• Strong oral communication and advocacy skills.

Writing Sample
Candidates are required to submit two writing samples that they personally have authored in the last two years.

Benefits Offered

  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Tax-Advantage Spending Accounts
  • Retirement Plan (LACERS)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457(b))
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • Paid Time Off 
    • 13 Yearly Holidays
    • Vacation
    • Personal Leave
    • Floating Holidays
    • Sick Leave
    • Bereavement Leave

This position may qualify for up to 3 days of telework.

Current Location
City Hall East, 200 N. Main Street, Los Angeles. Position is subject to assignment at any location within the County of Los Angeles.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement
For candidates seeking initial City employment, in accordance with Los Angeles City Ordinance187134, information regarding COVID -19 vaccination requirements as conditions of employment may be found at: htps://

Appointment to this exempt position (non-Civil-Service) will be subject to a two (2) year probationary period as required by Section 1050 of the City Charter. Successful completion of the two (2) year probationary period will result in tenure with the office.

Conflict of Interest
This position is designated as Category 1 on the Conflict of Interest Code.

Questions? Please email

How to apply

Application and Deadline

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, writing sample and resume in one (1)

merged PDF file specifying DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY (BAR NUMBER), 

EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION #3036F in the subject line to

Resumes will be accepted until this position is filled.

Qualified applicants will be invited to interview.