Rick Abell, City AttorneyWelcome to the office of Corporation Counsel (formerly known as City Attorney) for the City of Metropolis.

The City of Metropolis maintains a full time, in-house legal department. The Corporation Counsel’s Office provides legal advice to both elected and appointed officials as well as department heads and supervisors on all matters pertaining to city business from A – Z; from acquisition, contract procurement, budget development and implementation, negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, negotiation and implementation of economic development agreements, enforcement of ordinances, litigation and zoning. In addition, Corporate Counsel acts as legal advisor to the Local Liquor Control Commissioner, Police and Fire Commission, Metropolis Planning Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals.

The Corporation Counsel’s Office is staffed with a full time attorney possessing more than 20 years of experience in local government law. It is further staffed with an experienced paralegal/legal assistant. The City of Metropolis maintains a comprehensive municipal law library anchored by an online subscription to the latest legal publications available through Westlaw.

The Corporation Counsel’s Office is an integral part of the team of elected officials, professionals, department heads and employees of the City of Metropolis dedicated to providing quality services for the citizens of Metropolis. Corporation Counsel’s Office may be reached Monday – Thursday from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. by telephone at (618) 524-7344 or by telefax at (618) 524-4927.