Is It Legal to Appoint “A Firm” as the City Attorney for Eureka?

With some surprise we were told in the recent news stories that “City Attorney Andrew Stunich” was issuing opinions on things like the termination of police chiefs.  When did Stunich get appointed? 

A Eureka attorney named Bragg was appointed interim City Attorney a bit over a year ago, http://humboldtherald.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/intirem-eureka-city-attorney-named/ but the Humboldt Herald does not mention his “firm” being appointed also.  Stunich is a partner in Braggs firm.  It is strange though that the Times Standards report says:

“Jun 23, 2010 – Local attorney Bill Bragg and his firm will be serving as the interim city attorney for the city of Eureka come mid-July”  www.times-standard.com/ci_15356678

So what is up?  Can you legally appoint a fictious person – a “firm” – to the position of City Attorney?

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One Response to “Is It Legal to Appoint “A Firm” as the City Attorney for Eureka?”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Yes. The City can retain any individual or law firm to act as its attorney.

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