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Brett M. Witter, Supervising Deputy City Attorney

Practice Areas

Mr. Witter is supervisor of the Human Resources/Special Projects Section and is the lead advisory attorney for the City’s Human Resources Department. He also provides litigation support primarily on matters in which writ relief is sought.

Background and Experience

Mr. Witter has served the Sacramento City Attorney’s Office since 2001.

Mr. Witter spent the first eight years of his legal career working with private sector litigation firms. He practiced in various areas, including general tort, construction defect and professional liability.

Upon being hired to the City Attorney’s Office, he was initially assigned to the Litigation Section. In that capacity, he handled all types of litigation matters, including general tort cases, employment discrimination, contract, civil rights, construction and writs.

He was subsequently assigned to the Special Projects section, where he continued to handle complex and high-exposure litigation matters, and also began to work directly with various departments in an advisory capacity on a project-specific basis.

In December, 2002, Mr. Witter was promoted to Supervising Deputy City Attorney, and initially supervised the Special Projects Section. In this capacity, he continued handling and supervising high exposure litigation and provided advisory services on specific projects. He also began to provide general advisory assistance to the City’s Labor Relations and Human Resources divisions.

In 2005, Mr. Witter was assigned to the supervision of the Litigation Section. In addition to handling litigation matters, Mr. Witter became the primary adviser to the Labor Relations Division, and provided additional advisory services to many other city departments on an ad hoc basis.

In 2015, Mr. Witter was assigned to the supervision of the Human Resources/Special Projects Section, his current assignment. In addition to providing advisory services to the various divisions in the Human Resources Department, he also handles writ litigation.


Mr. Witter graduated from UCLA in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in History. He earned his law degree from the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1993.