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The City of Chowchilla contracts with Cota Cole, LLP Attorneys to provide City Attorney services. The firm provides legal support and advice to the City Council, Boards, Commissions, Committees and City staff.

Cota Cole, LLP
730 North I Street
Suite 204
Madera, CA 93637

Tel: (559) 675-9006
Fax: (559) 675-9050


The City Attorney is the chief legal officer of the City and is responsible to the City Council for the proper administration and coordination of all City legal affairs. Among other things, the City Attorney prepares and/or reviews City ordinances, resolutions, contracts, and other legal documents; attends City Council, Redevelopment Agency, Planning Commission, and other City meetings; conducts legal research and renders opinions on a variety of City issues; and provides legal advice to City officials and employees.

The City Attorney conducts the prosecution of most local municipal code violations (infractions and misdemeanors). The City Attorney coordinates with the District Attorney's office and may personally represent the City in prosecution when necessary.

The City Attorney generally represents and defends the City in litigation. In some cases, the City Attorney may recommend the engagement of other law firms to assist the City. They also monitor the performance of other agencies and special counsel in the handling of liability and other claims and lawsuits against the City.