City Solicitor

Mission

To provide representation and advice to the City and its officials in numerous areas including but not limited to: zoning issues, employment law, civil rights, civil service, contract actions, real estate, workers’ compensation, education law, tort actions involving personal injury and property damage claims.

Function

The City Solicitor’s Office is responsible for commencing and prosecuting all actions and other legal proceedings and suits begun by the city or by any officer thereof, and defending all actions and suits brought against the city in any court or other tribunal of the Commonwealth or of the United States. 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. In addition to drafting ordinances and other legal documents, numerous verbal and written opinions are rendered to the City Council and Department Heads. The City Solicitor’s Office does not advise residents or private citizens on legal matters.

Contact

Email:
citysolicitor@ci.everett.ma.us
Phone Number:
617-394-2230

Address:
City Solicitor’s Office
484 Broadway Room 21
Everett, MA 02149

Hours:
Monday & Thursday, 8am to 7:30pm
Tuesday & Wednesday, 8am to 5pm

Staff Directory

Colleen M. Mejia
Esq – City Solicitor
colleen.mejia@ci.everett.ma.us
617-394-2230

Keith Slattery
Esq. – Assistant City Solicitor
Keith.Slattery@ci.everett.ma.us
617-394-2284

Lara Wehbe
Esq. – Assistant City Solicitor
Lara.Wehbe@ci.everett.ma.us
617-394-2231

Jennifer Gonzalez
Paralegal/Hearing Officer
jennifer.gonzalez@ci.everett.ma.us
617-394-2230

Maryann Mayo
Administrative Assistant
maryann.mayo@ci.everett.ma.us
617-394-2230

Frequently Asked Questions

How can a resident or private citizen obtain legal advice?

As legal counsel to the City of Everett the City Solicitor’s Office is prohibited from providing legal representation or legal advice to members of the public. Therefore, if residents of the City of Everett have a private dispute, the Solicitor’s Office cannot advise them on how to proceed. Residents are advised to consult with a private attorney.

How can I file a public records request?

To file a public records request, click here