Assistant City Attorney

An Assistant City Attorney performs professional legal services for the City of Milwaukee by acting in matters relating to legal work and protecting the interests of the City of Milwaukee.



Represent the City in court and before administrative agencies.
Handle any and all litigation in any court of this state and in connection with the City’s action.
Conduct litigation assigned.
Handle appeals in state and federal courts of appeal.
Prosecute violations of offenses against City ordinances.
Advisory and Administrative:

Interpret laws, rulings and regulations for clients.
Prepare opinions, resolutions and ordinances.
Draft and review legal documents.
Advise departments, committees, boards and commissions on legal matters.
Negotiate on behalf of the City and its departments.

Assistant City Attorney I

Graduation from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association. Applicants graduating and/or being admitted to the state bar in 2021 are encouraged to apply, but will not be considered for hire until the minimum requirements are met.
Licensed to practice law in the State of Wisconsin at time of appointment.
Assistant City Attorney II

Graduation from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association.
Licensed to practice law in the State of Wisconsin at time of appointment.
Three years of experience practicing law.
Assistant City Attorney III

Graduation from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association.
Licensed to practice law in the State of Wisconsin at time of appointment.
Five years of experience practicing law.
IMPORTANT NOTE: To receive credit for college, transcripts are required and must be received by the application period closing date. College transcripts should be attached to your online application. Applications without transcripts attached will be considered incomplete and will be rejected. Your transcript must be legible and include the following information:  the university or college name, your name, the degree completed (if applicable) and the date the degree was completed.  Student copies are acceptable.


**Note: Qualified candidates will be placed on the highest list for which they qualify based upon his or her qualifications and experience.


Professional legal experience in Civil rights litigation is highly desirable.



General knowledge of laws, court procedures, precedents, and government regulations.
Ability to handle all types of litigation and legal problems confronting the City of Milwaukee.
Ability to understand and interpret complex written materials.
Complex analysis and problem solving skills.
Ability to analyze, assess, and organize facts, evidence and precedents and effectively present such materials verbally and in writing.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to perform computerized research regarding legal issues.
Communication and Customer Service:

Excellent written communication skills including writing briefs, ordinances, and memos.
Exceptional oral communication skills.
Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with coworkers, City administrators, and citizens whose backgrounds may differ from one’s own.
* Appointment above the minimum of each range is possible based upon experience and is subject to approval.



The City of Milwaukee provides a comprehensive benefit program that includes the following:

Defined Benefit Pension Plan
457 Deferred Compensation Plan
Health and Dental Insurance
Comprehensive Wellness Program
Onsite Clinic Services
Onsite Employee Assistance Program
Alternative Work Schedules
Long Term Disability Insurance
Group Life Insurance
Tuition Benefits
Paid Vacation
11 Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Leave and other paid leaves
Flexible Spending Arrangement
Commuter Value Pass
For full details of the benefits offered by the City of Milwaukee, please visit


APPLICATIONS and further information may be accessed by visiting,

Applications and transcripts should be submitted no later than the deadline May 11, 2021

If you, please contact the Department of Employee Relations at (414) 286-3751 or

Applicants must attach a resume and cover letter to their application materials by the application deadline listed above.

The City of Milwaukee values and encourages diversity and is an equal opportunity employer

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