City Attorney

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Lisa Beaton
City Attorney
Phone: (509) 585-4271

The City Attorney is the legal advisor to the City Manager, administrative staff, and City Council. Responsibilities include the preparation and review of all contracts, ordinances and resolutions presented to City Council for consideration, counseling staff about legal matters within their respective departmental operations, and representing the City in litigation.

The Assistant City Attorneys primarily prosecute misdemeanor cases for the City of Kennewick. They advise police officers and City departments; review reports for charging decisions, conduct case settlement negotiations, and prepare cases for trial and try cases in court. When necessary they fill in for the City Attorney.

The City Attorney’s office is responsible for updating the Kennewick Municipal Code and the Kennewick Administrative Code.

Administrative Staff:

  • Jessica Foltz, Assistant City Attorney, Phone: (509) 585-4466
  • Michelle Dorsett, Assistant City Attorney, Phone: (509) 585-4375
  • Bonnie Lanning, Legal Secretary, Phone: (509) 585-4271
  • Christy Humann, Docket Clerk, Phone: (509) 585-4274

City Attorney's Office:

210 W. 6th Ave.
P.O. Box 6108
Kennewick, WA 99336
Phone: (509) 585-4271
Fax:(509) 585-4424

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