County Counsel

Brian E. Washington, County Counsel

The County Counsel is appointed by the Board of Supervisors. The office is comprised of a total of 14 attorneys and two para-professionals who specialize in the full spectrum of local government practice.

The department renders legal advice and affords legal representation to the County Board of Supervisors and serves as legal counsel in civil matters for all County departments, as well as many special districts. County Counsel attorneys do not provide legal advice to the public.

The primary focus of the office includes preparing contracts, resolutions, and ordinances; filing and litigating civil cases; and rendering legal opinions to County departments.

Mission Statement

The mission of the County Counsel’s Office is to provide high quality and timely legal services supporting the County of Marin’s mandated and discretionary governmental functions. Advisory and litigation services are furnished to County departments, boards and agencies in a manner that is cost-effective, professional and promotes excellence in delivery of government services contributing to the health, safety and welfare of county residents and visitors.

This website is designed to provide general information regarding the County Counsel’s Office. It cannot be used for filing of claims or service of legal documents. Claims may be filed by downloading the claim form on this website and filing it with the office of the Board of Supervisors. Service of legal documents must comply with applicable law.