About the Office

Organization and staff of the City Counselor's Office

City Counselor 

Julian Bush
City Counselor
(314) 622-4554
Email & full profile

Deputy City Counselor

Michael Garvin
Deputy City Counselor
(314) 622-3361
Email & full profile

Nancy Kistler
Deputy City Counselor
(314) 622-3361
Email & full profile

Section Leaders

Airport

Mario Pandolfo
Attorney, Section Leader of Airport
(314) 426-8062
Email & full profile

Development

Leslye Mitchell-Yancey
Attorney, Section Leader of Development
(314) 657-3700
Email & full profile

Litigation

Tom McDonnell
Attorney, Section Leader of Litigation
(314) 622-3361
Email & full profile

Municipal Court

Craig Higgins
Attorney, Section Leader of Municipal Courts
(314) 657-1844
Email & full profile

Police

Christine Hodzic
Attorney, Section Leader of Police Legal
(314) 444-5609
Email & full profile

Problem Properties

Matt Moak
Attorney, Section Leader of Problem Properties
(314) 657-1308
Email & full profile

Special Projects

Mark Lawson
Attorney, Section Leader of Special Projects
(314) 622-3361
Email & full profile

Workers' Compensation

Tom Goeddel
Attorney, Section Leader of Workers' Compensation
(314) 622-4724
Email & full profile

Areas of Practice

The City Counselor's Office handles a wide range of legal issues, litigation, and transactions, including issues in the following areas: 
  • animal health and welfare
  • aviation law and airport business
  • civil rights and social justice
  • class actions
  • construction and design
  • contracts and procurement
  • cultural institutions
  • development and real estate
  • education and charter schools
  • election law
  • employment and labor law
  • environmental law and sustainability
  • health law
  • historical preservation
  • homelessness issues
  • insurance law
  • the justice system
  • legislation
  • liquor licensing
  • maritime and admiralty
  • policing and law enforcement
  • premises and products liability
  • problem properties
  • public events
  • public finance
  • telecommunications and television
  • transportation
  • tax
  • traffic
  • water law
  • workers compensation

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