City Attorney

Appointed by the City Council, City Attorney Shannon Chaffin provides legal advice and services to the City. Mr. Chaffin is a partner in the Fresno office of the legal firm Aleshire and Wynder, LLP, where he handles a wide variety of legal issues. He has a number of responsibilities, including the following:

  • Manages the work of other outside special counsel
  • 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

Assistant City Attorney

Assistant City Attorney Roy Santos provides legal advice and services to the City and assists the City Attorney in carrying out his responsibilities. Mr. Santos is an associate in the Fresno office of the law firm of Aleshire and Wynder, LLP, where he handles a wide variety of legal issues.