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The mission of the Law Department is to provide quality legal services to the City of Lee's Summit so it can govern lawfully and effectively. The Law Department is committed to providing excellent, timely, and cost-effective legal advice, representation, and services to the Mayor, City Council, City Manager, City departments, and boards & commissions to support their efforts to serve the citizens of Lee's summit, and is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the City through ethical and professional enforcement of the Code of Ordinances.
Brian W. Head, City Attorney
Jackie McCormick Heanue, Chief Counsel of Mgmt & Ops./Deputy City Attorney
Zach Cartwright, Chief of Litigation
Beth Murano, Chief Counsel of Public Safety
Nancy Yendes, Chief Counsel of Infrastructure and Planning
Sheri Wells, Staff Attorney
Colleen M. Fetz, Contract Compliance Coordinator/Paralegal
Jina Bellamy, Executive Assistant
The Law Department is divided into two divisions: Civil and Prosecution. In the Civil division, the department's personnel consists of the City Attorney, one Chief Counsel of Mgmt & Ops/Deputy City Attorney, one Chief of Litigation, one Chief Counsel of Public Safety, one Chief Counsel of Infrastructure one Staff Attorney, one Contract Compliance Coordinator/Paralegal and one part-time Executive Assistant. In the Prosecution division, the department's personnel consists of one full-time Chief Prosecuting Attorney and one part-time Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, one Office Manager/Paralegal and one Legal Assistant.
By City Charter, the City Attorney supervises and directs the Law Department.