County Counsel

Lane County
Office of Legal Counsel
125 East 8th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401  

Phone (541) 682-4442  
FAX  (541) 682-3818 

Office Hours
8:00am - 5:00pm
Monday - Friday


Department Director
Stephen Dingle


Email

County Counsel consists of Legal Services, Risk Management and Public Records Requests.

Legal Services

Legal Services provides legal advice to the Board of Commissioners, County officials, boards, and commissions. The office handles litigation on the county's behalf, including personnel grievances, unemployment claims, personal injury, property damage, land use, public contracting and maintenance of Lane Code and Lane Manual.

Risk Management

The Risk Management Program, working in conjunction with departments and individual employees, seeks to mitigate loss exposure to Lane County by identifying and minimizing financial consequences of potential liabilities. The program also processes claims and seeks recovery for damages and injuries, advises departments and vendors of County insurance requirements, and purchases excess insurance coverage, among other responsibilities.  

Public Records Requests

The Public Records Officer resides in County Counsel. For information on making a public records request, or to find information about requesting vital and other records, use the Quick Link to the Public Records page.