Law Department

Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
2 Woodward Avenue - 5th floor
Detroit, MI  48226

Phone: (313) 224-4550 (VM)
Fax: (313) 224-5505
TTY: 711 or (800) 649-3777

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Melvin (Butch) Hollowell
Corporation Counsel

Charles Raimi
Deputy Corporation Counsel

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Law Department is to deliver excellent and efficient legal counseling and representation to the executive and legislative branches of City government as mandated by the City Charter, including provision of advice and opinions; preparation of legislative ordinances and resolutions; prosecution and defense of all legal actions for and against the City; prosecution of charter and City ordinance violations; and preparation and/or approval of all City contracts, bonds and other written instruments.