Office of the County Counsel - General Law Division

Overview
Contact
Mary Ann Mason
Assistant County Counsel - General County Government Unit

Thomas L. Geiger
Supervising Deputy County Counsel - Business Transactions and Litigation Unit

651 Pine St.
9th Floor
Martinez, CA  94553

Ph: (925) 335-1800
Fx: (925) 646-1078

Hours
8:00 am - 12:00 noon
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday

The General Law Division provides all legal services to County departments, officers and boards other than those services provided by the Civil Litigation and Juvenile Dependency divisions.  In addition to representing the County, the General Law Division serves as legal counsel to a number of other public agencies and special districts, some of which are listed below.  The General Law Division is composed of two units - The General County Government Unit and the Business Transactions and Litigation Unit.  Representative clients include the Board of Supervisors, the County AdministratorLAFCO, and the departments and agencies listed below.

General County Government Unit

The General County Government Unit provides legal services to clients such as the Auditor-ControllerAssessor, Treasurer-Tax Collector, Public DefenderAnimal Services Department, Human Resources Department, Employment and Human Services Department, Health Services Department, the Sheriff, ProbationDistrict Attorney, the Grand Jury, the County Office of Education, and Delta Diablo Sanitation District.
 
Business Transactions and Litigation Unit

Clients represented by the Business Transactions and Litigation Unit include the Public Works and General Services departments, the Department of Conservation and Development, the Environmental Health and Hazardous Materials divisions of the Health Services Department, the County Library, the Contra Costa County Fire Protection DistrictClerk-Recorder - Elections, the Housing Authority, the State Route 4 Bypass Authority, and the Contra Costa Children and Families Services Commission (First Five).