City Attorney's Office


On behalf of the City Attorney’s office, I want to welcome you to our website. I am proud to be part of a staff of highly talented individuals dedicated to serving the City of Bellevue and addressing the variety of legal challenges that our dynamic city faces. We hope that you will find this website a helpful tool in understanding who we are, what we do and why we do it. Should you ever need assistance, feel free to contact our office. We will be happy to assist you.

~ Lori M. Riordan, Bellevue City Attorney


The mission of the City Attorney’s Office is to protect lives and property, to preserve and enhance the quality of life of the public by delivering effective and high quality advice, litigation, prosecution and risk management that furthers the City’s policies and programs.


The Bellevue City Attorney’s Office is dedicated to providing excellent, timely, and cost effective high quality legal services to the leaders of the City of Bellevue so that they can govern effectively with the highest level of integrity and serve the best interests of the community. Our office is comprised of in-house legal counsel staff and Risk Management staff. We are tasked with addressing the City's various legal needs, ranging from information technology to zoning.

The City Attorney’s Office has a diverse staff of talented professionals with the expertise to provide comprehensive legal services for the wide variety of legal issues facing our city. We strive to provide expertise in certain specialized areas, while maintaining a balance of full-service lawyers to meet the City's overall legal needs.

The City Attorney is appointed by the City Manager. As the chief legal adviser for the City, the City Attorney and the City Attorney’s Office provides legal advice and representation to the Mayor, City Council, City Officers, City Manager, city departments, boards, and commissions of the City.


450 110th Ave N.E.Bellevue, WA 98004



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