The City Attorney provides comprehensive legal services for the City of Los Alamitos.  This service consists of providing legal staff at City Council meetings and appropriate commissions; the preparation and review of ordinances; the preparation of contracts; and, providing legal counsel to City Departments.  Significant areas of responsibility include civil litigation and code enforcement issues.  The City Attorney is also responsible for the review of resolutions; providing advice and representation regarding labor issues; and, serving as legal counsel to the West Cities Police Communications JPA. 

The City of Los Alamitos contracts with Woodruff, Spradlin & Smart for legal services.