Appointed by the City Council, City Attorney Shannon Chaffin provides legal advice and services to the City. He has a number of responsibilities, including the following:
- Renders legal advice and opinions; drafts and reviews contracts, ordinances, resolutions, and other documents as needed.
- Represents the City’s legal interests before judicial and administrative agencies; prosecutes violations of the Municipal Code.
- Manages the work of other outside special counsel.
Mr. Chaffin is a partner in the Fresno office of the legal firm Aleshire & Wynder, LLP, where he handles a wide variety of legal issues.
Assistant City Attorney
Assistant City Attorney Margaret “Marty” Rose provides legal advice and services to the City, and assists the City Attorney in carrying out his responsibilities. Ms. Rose is an associate in the Los Angeles office of the legal firm Aleshire & Wynder, LLP, where she also handles a wide variety of legal issues.