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Role of the City Attorney

San Diego's City Charter is the "Constitution" of the City-our highest legal authority in the City. PDF icon Section 40 and 40.1 of the City Charter explain the role of the City Attorney:

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Jan Goldsmith

City Attorney

Jan Goldsmith has been an attorney since 1976 specializing in business litigation. He was appointed San Diego Superior Court Judge in 1998 and retired in December of 2008 to assume the office of San Diego City Attorney. Mr. Goldsmith spent his first 6 years on the Bench handling criminal and civil trials and his final years assigned to an independent civil calendar.

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Success in Prosecuting Drugged Driving Cases Leads California Office of Traffic Safety to Renew Grant

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City Will Retain 42 Redevelopment Properties

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Court Dismisses $25 Million Tree Branch Lawsuit

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Predatory Towing Victims to be Reimbursed

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Supreme Court Won’t Hear Plaza de Panama Appeal

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