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Office ofLaw

Provides legal advice to the County in all civil matters and represents the County Executive, County Council, County Administrative Officer, and all offices, departments, boards, commissions and other administrative agencies of the County.

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The Office of Law is essential in assisting County agencies and officials in transactional matters and requests for advice. All litigation involving the County and its employees is handled by the Office. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Civil rights actions
  • Code enforcement cases
  • Collection claims
  • Condemnation and the defense of personal injury and property damage claims
  • Employment litigation
  • Forfeiture cases
  • Tax sale litigation
  • Workers compensation claims
  • Other challenges to governmental actions

The Office provides representation before the County's administrative agencies in connection with development and zoning matters, personnel disciplinary appeals, code enforcement actions, and retirement system appeals.

The Office negotiates and administers approximately 180 County leases, the review and approval of over 1,800 contracts per year, and the preparation of approximately 300 pieces of legislation for County Council action annually. Codifying legislation adopted by the County Council is also a responsibility of the Office.

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Office of Law

Historic Courthouse
400 Washington Avenue
Towson, Maryland, 21204


County Attorney:

James R. Benjamin Jr.