City Attorney - City of Brighton, Colorado

Founded in the early 1800s and officially incorporated in 1887, Brighton is one of Colorado’s oldest communities. Located 20 miles north of downtown Denver,

20 minutes from Denver International Airport, and about 30 minutes east of Boulder, Brighton attracts residents seeking a safe, small-town feel, with easy access to nearby world-class urban culture, universities, major sports venues, and other amenities. With a population of nearly 40,000 and boundaries covering 21 square miles, Brighton is the county seat for Adams County, with a small portion of the City located in Weld County.

After decades of highly-effective and dedicated service from contract City Attorney Margaret Brubaker, who has announced her retirement, Brighton is bringing the position in house.  Appointed by and reporting directly to the City Council, the new City Attorney will build the City Attorney’s Office from the ground up, adding a

Deputy City Attorney and staff, while continuing to supervise a cadre of contract attorneys in various legal disciplines.

The position requires demonstrated excellent legal skills and a minimum of six years of experience as a practicing attorney, the majority of which were spent in local government. A JD from an accredited law school is required. A candidate licensed to practice law in the State of Colorado, who is active and in good standing with the Colorado Supreme Court, is strongly preferred.  The beginning salary range for this position is $145,000 to $169,000, depending on experience and qualifications.

Filing deadline is June 4, 2018.
Resumes are acknowledged within 2 business days.