The City Attorney provides legal services to the City Council, its various standing and ad-hoc committees, to the boards and commissions of the City and to the City Manager and his department heads. The City Attorney represents the City in all matters in which it has an interest coming before any court, tribunal, quasi-judicial or legislative body, commences and prosecutes all actions and suits to be commenced by the City or any of its officers in his/her official capacity. He appears, defends and advocates the rights or interests of the City in any suit or prosecution wherein any estate, right, privilege, ordinance or act of the City or any breach of any statute or ordinance may be brought into question. In addition, the City Attorney reviews and comments upon all deeds, leases, contracts and other legal interests tendered to him prior to their execution or acceptance and renders all legal opinions as may be requested of him.
The City Attorney is a charter officer of the City of Keene and reports to the City Council.
Thomas P. Mullins, City Attorney
Leon I. Goodwin III, Assistant City Attorney
Barbara DiNapoli, Paralegal