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Jenna Merten, Assistant City Attorney
Ms. Merten is responsible for the administration and management of legal services for general municipal activities with an emphasis on redevelopment and land acquisition claims, insurance and tax related matters; provides interpretation of laws, rules and ordinances for the City; represents the City in civil litigation of claims and other legal actions, including appeals, related to such matters; assists and advises the Common Council and its committees in formulating policy with respect to such matters; drafts resolutions and ordinances; reviews various documents and programs initiated by various City Departments, Boards, and Commissions; answers citizen inquiries and complaints; performs legal research as necessary; provides representation in complex litigation matters; prepares and administers the department budget related to functional responsibilities; assists and advises the City Attorney in formulating policy with respect to general municipal legal matters and other functions as assigned; provides legal assistance to City officers and departments, as appropriate, and advises them regarding relevant state and federal legislative activity; in the absence of the City Attorney, assigned the responsibility for administration of such office.

Education
Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Juris Doctorate Degree, May 2005; Marquette University, Bachelor of Arts, May 2002, Major: Journalism.

Licenses & Affiliations
Active Member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, State Bar Member Number: 1051848.


Attorney's Office
City Hall, Room 232
(414) 302-8450
Fax: (414) 302-8444

City Attorney
Scott Post

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West Allis City Hall
7525 W Greenfield Ave
West Allis, WI 53214
(414) 302-8200
8:00 am - 5:00 pm M-F
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