County Counsel team

Serving the community through advocacy and justice

The Office of the County Counsel is the attorney for the County of Santa Clara. We provide legal advice and representation to the County, including the Board of Supervisors and all County agencies and departments. We also represent the Civil Grand Jury and several school districts, special districts, and other entities.

With a staff of 250, we are proud to be one of the preeminent public law offices in the nation. We are deeply committed to providing

exceptional advocacy and advice, focused on solving problems for the betterment of the County and the people we serve.

Our attorneys are counselors in the fullest sense, committed to professionalism and to understanding and advancing the needs and goals of the Board of Supervisors and County agencies and departments. 

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Featured work

County Urges U.S. Supreme Court to Find that Federal Law Prevents States from Restricting Access to Medically Necessary Emergency Abortion