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Legal

General Information
The City of Des Moines Legal Department represents the City of Des Moines including the City Council and the various municipal Boards and Commissions. In addition, the Legal Department also represents City employees in work-related litigation.

Departmental Mission
To provide timely and accurate legal advice to the City Council, City Manager, City Clerk, city departments and employees.

The Department is headed by the City Attorney, Jeffrey D. Lester, who is appointed by the Council.

Contact the Legal Department Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

 Legal Department - Administration
Administration
City Hall, 3rd Floor
400 Robert D. Ray Drive
Des Moines, IA 50309

(T) (515) 283-4130
(F) (515) 237-1643  

Legal Department - Litigation and Claims (Mailing Address Only)
Mailing Address
400 Robert D. Ray Drive
Des Moines, IA 50309

(T) (515) 283-4564
(F) (515) 237-1748  

Legal Department - Litigation and Claims (Office Address)
Physical Address
602 Robert D. Ray Drive, First Floor
Des Moines, IA 50309

(T) (515) 283-4564
(F) (515) 237-1748