James Baldwin, 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 is responsible for all legal matters for the Town. In addition to reviewing all contracts and other instruments to which the Town is a party or has an interest, he or she oversees all matters delegated to outside legal counsel. Subject to the direction of the Board of Selectmen, the Town Attorney 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 official.
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.