Doug Sloan was appointed Santa Monica City Attorney in June 2022. The City Attorney represents the City, through the City Council, Mayor, City Manager, and Staff, in all City legal matters. The City Attorney also oversees the office of 24 lawyers in house, over 45 employees total, and directs many outside attorneys in representing the City in litigation, personnel, and transactional matters. Prior to being appointed City Attorney, he served as the City Attorney for the City of Fresno for nine years.
A 1987 graduate of the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Law, Mr. Sloan has been practicing law for over 34 years. He has been admitted to practice in Missouri, Kansas, and California, and has handled trial and appellate matters in state courts, the United States District Courts, and the 8th, 9th, and 10th United States Circuit Courts of Appeals. Prior to municipal practice, he worked in the private sector in Missouri, Kansas, and California. He was a shareholder with Fresno firms, handling all aspects of complex litigation and real estate issues, including lead trial and appellate counsel in the case of AHDC v. City of Fresno, 433 F.3d 1182 (9th Cir. 2006).
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