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Office of the City Attorney

As of March 18, 2020, the City Attorney’s Office is closed to the public. All meetings have been cancelled. Most attorneys and staff members are working from home, including monitoring their email and voice mail. If you need to contact a particular attorney or staff member, please send an email to that individual or call his or her direct dial telephone number. If you do not know the direct dial number, please call 414-286-2601 and leave a message. The voice mail on our main number is monitored and the message will get to the appropriate individual.

City Attorney Tearman Spencer

This page will be updated soon. 


The City Attorney’s client is the legal entity of the City of Milwaukee. Lawyers are prohibited from providing legal advice to the public or to parties other than the municipal corporation of the City of Milwaukee. The City Attorney’s Office cannot represent or advise private individuals in legal matters.



City Attorney

Tearman Spencer

City of Milwaukee  

Contact Us

City Hall
200 E. Wells Street
Room 800
Milwaukee, WI 53202  

Phone: 414-286-2601
Fax: 414-286-8550

Please note: due to construction at our City Hall office, the Office of the City Attorney’s main office is currently located at:

Frank P. Zeidler Municipal Building
841 North Broadway, 7th Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53202-3653

Phone: 414-286-2601
Fax: 414-286-8550

Ordinance Enforcement Division
749 West State Street
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0531

Phone: 414-286-2676