Brian E. Washington, County Counsel

The County Counsel attorneys serve an integral role in providing legal support for a wide variety of County government services and programs. The following are just a few of these programs:

  • Board of Supervisors
  • Air Pollution Control
  • Child Abuse Protection
  • Property Tax
  • Labor Relations
  • Probate
  • Sheriff's Department
  • Marin County Parks
  • Flood Control
  • District District Attorney
  • County Administrator
  • Land Use
  • Treasurer/Tax Collector
  • County Jails
  • Human Resources
  • Environmental Health
  • Health and Human Services
  • Library Services
  • Fire Department
  • Public Works

County attorneys are frequently called upon to address constitutional issues, including issues involving freedom of speech and religion, right to privacy, and procedural and substantive due process, to name a few.

Litigation attorneys appear at all levels in the state and federal court system. Cases range from routine auto accidents, slip and falls, vehicular roadway cases to complex land use, inverse condemnation, civil rights and employment law cases. Advisory attorneys actively assist in reviewing, interpreting, and drafting county legislation, as well as reviewing a myriad of contracts for virtually every facet of County government. Our attorneys are also active in local, regional and statewide organizations, and are often called upon to lecture on current legal issues.