City Attorney's Office

The City Attorney is responsible for directing and supervising the legal affairs of the City of New Orleans. The City Charter defines the duties of the City Attorney as follows:

  • To provide legal advice to the Mayor, the Council, and other city offices, departments and boards;
  • To take charge of all legal matters in which the City has an interest or is a party;
  • To prepare proposed ordinances upon request of the Mayor or City Councilmembers; and
  • To review all City contracts, documents and instruments creating any legal obligation affecting the City.

The City Attorney’s Office has a dedicated team of public servants committed to providing aggressive and competent legal representation on behalf of the City of New Orleans for the benefit of all of our citizens.

Donesia D. Turner
City Attorney

(504) 658-9800 (504) 658-9868
1300 Perdido St Suite 5E03 New Orleans, LA 70112