The City Attorney’s Office provides legal counsel for the City of Helena and serves as legal advisor to the Mayor, City Commission, City staff, boards, and commissions.

The City Attorney’s Office is also responsible for: 

• prosecuting misdemeanors and City Code violations committed within the city limits;
• representing the City in litigation, arbitration, and administrative proceedings;
• preparing and reviewing ordinances, resolutions, contracts, deeds, easements, and other legal documents;
• rendering legal interpretations and opinions as requested by the City Manager and City Commission.

The City Attorney’s Office is located in the City-County Building at 316 North Park Avenue, Room 203, Helena, Montana 59623. The telephone number is (406) 457-8595. Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Helena City Code
The Helena City Code is the
codification of ordinances passed
by the City Commission.

Municipal Court
Information on Municipal Court.


County Attorney’s Office
Information on felonies and other
criminal offenses committed
outside city limits.

Pro Bono (Free) Legal Assistance
Montana Legal Services Association.

Hire an Attorney
State Bar of  Montana

Victim Services 
Our primary responsibility is to provide
outreach, support, information, and
advocacy services to victims of violent
crime at the misdemeanor level.

NSF Checks
For information contact the Helena
Police Department Evidence Technician
at (406) 447-8468.

City Attorney Contact Information:

Thomas J. Jodoin   --  City Attorney
Erik Coate              --  Deputy City Attorney
Todd D. Baker        --  Deputy City Attorney
Iryna O'Connor
      --  Deputy City Attorney
Nicole Doyle           --  Victim Services Specialist
Carey Kaufman      --  Paralegal
Jennifer Berry          --  Legal Admin. Asst. II