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We provide legal services to the Mayor, City Council and City departments regarding their official capacities within City government.

Our office has been in continuous existence for 180 years and under the sole authority of the Corporation Counsel for 125 years. The Corporation Counsel has supervisory authority over all City attorneys and legal affairs and is responsible for all litigation to which the City of Boston is a party. Find out moreabout the Law Department.

Eugene L. O’Flaherty

Eugene L. O’Flaherty
Attorney Eugene L. O’Flaherty was appointed to the role of Corporation Counsel for the City of Boston in January 2014. Learn more about his career.

Law Department
1 City Hall Square
Room 615
Boston, MA 02201
United States
Monday: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Public Records requests

If you want to make a public records request, please send your information to Shawn Williams, the City of Boston’s Records Access Officer.

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