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Brett M. Witter, Supervising Deputy City Attorney

Practice Areas

Mr. Witter is supervisor of the Litigation and Human Resources Division 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 in private sector litigation firms, practicing in various areas, including general tort, construction defect and professional liability.

Prior to his promotion to Supervising Deputy City Attorney, he was assigned to the Litigation and Special Projects Sections. During that time, Mr. Witter worked on increasingly complex litigation matters, including general tort cases, employment discrimination, contract, civil rights, construction, and writs. In the Special Projects Section, he also provided advisory services on a project-specific basis.

In December, 2002, Mr. Witter was promoted to Supervising Deputy City Attorney, and initially supervised the Special Projects Section (2002-2005). He subsequently supervised the Litigation Section (2005-2015) and Human Resources/Special Projects Sections (2015-2018), continuing to handle litigation matters, and expanding his advisory services, becoming the primary advisor to the various divisions in the City’s Human Resources Department.

In 2018, Mr. Witter was assigned to the supervision of the Litigation and Human Resources Division, his current assignment. Mr. Witter remains the primary adviser to the Human Resources Department, as well as supervising and providing litigation services.


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.