County Counsel

Welcome to the Riverside County Office of County Counsel

The Office of County Counsel is a full-service law office that handles civil matters for the County of Riverside. The office provides advisory and litigation support on issues of vital concern to the County and its residents such as health care, public safety, child welfare, land development, environmental protection, public finance, taxation and elections. The office is staffed by experienced attorneys who have dedicated their careers to public service.

The office's primary clients are the Board of Supervisors and County agencies, departments, commissions and officers. Under certain circumstances, legal services may be provided to other public entities within the County, including special and school districts. The office does not provide legal services to private citizens.

Office History

Find out more about the Office of County Counsel, which was established back in 1941 and now employs more than 50 attorneys.

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Exterior of Historic County Courthouse

Mission Statement

The Office of County Counsel provides high quality, cost-effective legal services designed to promote the public service objectives of the County of Riverside.

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County Counsel Mission Statement

Office Organization

Our office is comprised of four divisions: Business & Transactional Services; Child Welfare; Community Development & Protection Services; Public Safety & Litigation Services including Probate/LPS.

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County Counsel Office Organization

Volunteer Program

This Office’s Volunteer Program offers unpaid student internships and volunteering opportunities at one of its four office locations on a year-round basis.

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County Counsel Volunteer Program

Contact Us

View addresses and contact information for our main office, as well as the three regional offices of our Child Welfare Division.

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County Counsel Contact Us