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Department:COUNTY COUNSEL

Mission Statement:"To deliver the highest quality legal services to our clients as efficiently and economically as possible in order to facilitate the achievement of the goal of County government to better serve the residents of San Diego County."

Department Head: 
Thomas Montgomery
Summary:County Counsel is mandated to defend all civil actions against the County, its officers, boards, commissions, and employees, and to provide other civil legal services to the Board of Supervisors, County officers, departments, boards, commissions and special districts. Services to special districts, including litigation, are provided on a fee basis. Through its Claims Division, the department administers public liability claims, County claims against third parties, and employees' lost property claims. County Counsel also represents the Health and Human Services Agency in juvenile dependency matters.