City Charter, Ch. 7 “Law Department”
Section 4. Duties of Law Department; Retention of Outside Counsel.
The Law Department shall be the legal counsel to every board, commission, department and officer of the city and shall represent the city in the prosecution and defense of all civil actions. When the interests of the city require, the city attorney may engage any necessary outside counsel, experts or assistants; provided that funds are available for such purpose. If a conflict arises between different boards, commissions, departments, officers, or between any of them and city council, the city attorney shall assign different attorneys within the Law Department to represent each said governmental body in conflict and said attorneys shall represent them in the manner required by all rules of professional conduct of attorneys unless the city attorney determines that the only manner in which a conflict can be avoided is by retention of private legal counsel for one or more of such governmental bodies, in which case the city attorney shall select said counsel. Except as otherwise expressly provided by law, no board, commission, officer or department of city shall retain legal counsel to represent it in any matter without the approval of the city attorney.
Bridgeport Code of Ordinances, Ch. 2.10 “City Attorney”
Section 2.10.010 “Duties Generally”
“The city attorney shall be counsel to the city, and shall prosecute and defend all actions which may be brought by or against the city in its corporate name, or by or against any city officer for or by reason of any matter or duty connected with or growing out of his respective office, or in which the city is interested.”
Mark T. Anastasi Esq.
Office of the City Attorney
999 Broad Street, 2nd Floor Bridgeport, CT 06604
Monday - Friday
9am - 1pm