Mission Statement: The City Solicitor is the chief legal officer of the municipality. The City Solicitor advises and assists all city officials and employees in the lawful performance of their duties for the effective and orderly operation and administration of local government.
The responsibilities and duties of the City Solicitor include but are not limited to the following: To provide legal advice for officials, officers, employees, and the local government in general; To defend the community (including its officers, officials, and employees) in claims and litigation; Represent the community (including its offices, officials, and employees) in litigation they initiate; Draft contracts of all types, legal documents, local laws, deeds, orders, proclamations, forms, and other documents; Render advice both orally, and in writing, draft opinions, advisories, memorandums, decisions and alike; Prosecute violations of local laws; Conduct internal investigations and recommend appropriate action, investigate damage claims.
Peter J. McQuillan, Esq., City Solicitor
Peter J. McQuillan, Esq.
Monday - Thursday 8:00am to 4:30pm
Friday 8:00am - Noon
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Office of the City Solicitor
41 Pleasant St., Room 311
Methuen, MA 01844