Attorneys in the Law Department represent the City of Lexington in all legal matters. They provide corporate counsel, litigation representation and claims management.

Corporate counsel

Corporate counsel provides comprehensive legal services to all of the departments and divisions of the Urban County Government, the Mayor, the Urban County Council, and various commissions and boards.

This includes providing legal advice, reviewing, drafting or preparing legal instruments such as contracts, ordinances, resolutions, and deeds, and staffing various formal public meetings.

The division prepares all ordinances, resolutions, contracts, deeds and other legal documents for the Urban County Government and its related agencies.


Litigation represents the Urban County Government in federal and state court. They also provide representation before such administrative bodies as the Public Service Commission and the Human Rights Commission.

The division generally handles several hundred new cases each fiscal year, including the prosecution of collection matters and the defense of the Government when it is sued.

Claims management

Claims management administers insurance programs, including the Urban County Government’s Property and Casualty Claims Fund.

This section is responsible for claims administration and ensuring adequate funding for the payment of claims. This includes the investigation, processing and payment of all losses.

Claims personnel routinely conduct insurance workshops to assist coordinators, commissioners and directors with required insurance reporting information. Process LFUCG employees’ claims and claims against LFUCG according to the insurance industry’s "best practices."