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Legal Department

Stanton Lesser, Town Attorney
One Eliot Place
Fairfield, CT 06824


Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

About the Legal Department

The Town Attorney and Assistant Town Attorneys are legal advisors and counsel to the town’s departments and officials.

The Town Attorney prepares or reviews all contracts and other instruments in which the town is a party or has an interest. On occasion, other attorneys are consulted who possess special expertise in a specific area of the law.

At the request of the Board of Selectmen, or of any other town officer, board, commission or authority, the Town Attorney’s office furnishes written opinions on questions of law relating to the powers and duties of the official or body making such request. At the direction of the First Selectman, counsel represents the town and its officers, boards, commissions and authorities in litigation or any other action brought by or against the town or any town officials.

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