Office of the City Attorney
The Office of the City Attorney is responsible for providing legal advice and support to the City Council and City employees, as well as prosecuting and defending all civil matters not assigned to outside counsel. This office works extensively with all City staff providing timely advice to the City Council and staff on a full range of municipal issues.
The office of the City Attorney is staffed with two attorneys, one administrative assistant, and from one to three legal interns.
Cary P. Driskell, City Attorney
Erik J. Lamb, Deputy City Attorney
Susan Bullock, Administrative Assistant
The City Attorney represents the City government. The City Attorney or staff of the City Attorney's office cannot give legal advice to citizens about personal legal issues such as contracts, landlord/tenant disputes, boundary disputes with neighbors or other private civil matters. The City Attorney must decline assisting citizens with individual legal problems. For such assistance, the Spokane County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Program can be reached at 509-324-0144.
The City of Spokane Valley contracts with Spokane County for prosecution of criminal matters and public defense. Felony cases are filed with the Superior Court Clerk's office. Misdemeanors are filed with the District Court Clerk's office. Links to their websites and phone numbers are provided below.
Prosecutor's office (509) 477-3662
Public Defender's office (509) 477-4246
Superior Court Clerk (509) 477-2211
District Court Clerk (509) 477-4770
Spokane County Bar Association
Revised Code of Washington
Washington State Attorney General
Spokane Valley Municipal Code