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 Welcome to the Office of the County Counsel

The Mendocino County Counsel's Office is committed to providing the highest quality legal representation and advice, in a timely and responsive manner, to assist the County, its governing Board of Supervisors and other clients to promote the public interest, achieve programmatic and strategic goals and protect financial resources.

Douglas L. Losak
Interim County Counsel

Douglas L. Losak was appointed Acting Mendocino County Counsel on February 12, 2014. He is licensed to practice law in both California and Washington as well as federal courts in both states. Mr. Losak enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1978 and served until 1985 when he received an honorable discharge. He then attended Humboldt State University and graduated with a B.A. in Political Science in 1990. He then attended Gonzaga School of Law in Spokane, Washington, where he graduated in 1994 with honors.

Mission Statement

The duties of the Office of County Counsel are set forth in California Government Code Section 27640-27648. The County Counsel's office advises and represents County departments, divisions and offices, and numerous special districts within the County. County Counsel's advice and representation includes preparing written and oral opinions, prosecuting and defending civil actions and administrative proceedings, conducting civil trials, pursuing or defending appeals, preparing and approving agreements for execution by the Board of Supervisors, preparing and approving ordinances, resolutions, and rules and regulations for adoption by the Board of Supervisors and other legislative bodies, and attendance at meetings of the Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission, and other boards, commissions, and committees. In addition to Mr. Losak, there are five deputies. The attorneys are all assigned to represent the various departments, agencies and districts. The office also has three support staff members who assist the attorneys.

Contact Information

County Counsel
County of Mendocino
Administration Center
501 Low Gap Road, Rm. 1030
Ukiah, CA 95482
Telephone: (707) 234-6885
Facsimile: (707) 463-4592

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