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City to pay more than $1.1 million in legal services in 2019


Last updated 11/28/2018 at Noon

City Attorney Jeff Taraday

The City of Edmonds has approved a one-year extension for legal services provided by the Lighthouse Law Group. The group’s Jeff Taraday is Edmonds’ city attorney.

The Lighthouse contract is for a one-year renewal with a flat monthly fee of $47,964; this rate reflects a four percent increase over 2018.

That rate comes to $575,568 for a year. In 2016, the City paid $511,680 to the Lighthouse Law Group. The flat monthly fee covers the entire Lighthouse team and all litigation it handles, Taraday said.

The agreement is nonexclusive, which mean the City can contract for other legal servic...

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