Civil Division

The Civil Division is located in the City Hall building. The division is managed and supervised by J. Eric Bunderson, City Attorney; supervised by Brandon Hill, Division Head; and includes:

  • An Executive Administrative Assistant
  • An Operations Manager
  • Two additional Attorneys
  • Two part-time Executive Legal Secretaries

Duties

The Civil Division serves as legal counsel for the city, including the:

  • City boards and commissions
  • City Council
  • City departments
  • City Manager
  • Mayor
  • Other city staff and organizations, in all areas of municipal law

Bradley Jeppsen, Attorney III, is assigned to serve as legal counsel for the Police Department. The Civil Division:

  • Advises the city regarding civil rights, construction, employment, land use, and real estate law
  • Assists the city departments in reviewing the Government Records Access Management Act (GRAMA) requests
  • Drafts and reviews contracts, ordinances, resolutions, and other documents
  • Litigates lawsuits
  • Manages outside legal counsel

The division also handles civil and criminal appeals in the Utah appellate courts.

Legality & Insurance Programs

The Civil Division also works to minimize the City's legal risks, promote and coordinate the safety of citizens and employees, and protect and enforce the interests of the city in state and federal courts. To that end, the division advises the city on insurance and risk management issues.

The division administers insurance programs relating to the city's real and personal property. The division works with city departments and the city's municipal insurance pool to handle claims for damaged property and personal injury, and to reduce the risks posed by city activities to city employees and the public at large.

Claims

The division litigates the City's claims and settles or defends litigation against the city. Contact the Civil Division for risk management issues, including filing a claim against the city.