The City Attorney is the lawyer for the City of Midland government. When the City is sued, the City Attorney represents the City in court as the defense counsel. When the City’s interests are infringed upon, the City Attorney files suit to protect the City. The City Attorney also serves as legal counsel to the City Council, the City Manager, the City's boards, commissions and various committees, its departments and staff by drafting ordinances, regulations and policies, reviewing all contracts and providing other legal assistance including criminal prosecution of City ordinances and traffic matters.
The County Prosecuting Attorney investigates and prosecutes criminal activity in violation of certain state laws, occurring in the city and the county.