The Law Department is made up of two divisions with different legal roles. The criminal division prepares and prosecutes all municipal court cases in the City. The civil division supports city staff with legal advice and services in order to allow Overland Park to provide the best possible services to residents, visitors, business owners, and organizations.
The Law Department does not advise residents or members of the general public in private legal issues. If you need legal advice or other assistance, contact a private attorney.
The civil attorneys consult with, provide legal services to and advise:
Attorneys in the civil division draft ordinances, resolutions, contracts, deeds, leases, advisory opinions and other legal instruments. They also process claims against the city, and represent Overland Park and its employees before state and federal judicial and administrative agencies in civil litigation proceedings.
Attorneys in the criminal division prosecute city ordinance violations in the Municipal Court and on appeal in the Kansas state courts. This division also includes a victim assistance coordinator.