Office of the General Counsel

CDFW's General Counsel advises and reports to the Director on legal matters; conducts legal actions and directs the State Attorney General in representing the Department; and provides in-house legal services to CDFW divisions and regions.

During regular business hours at the address on this website, CDFW’s Office of General Counsel is authorized to accept personal service of process on behalf of the Department, Director, Chief Deputy Director, Wildlife Conservation Board, and Wildlife Conservation Board’s Executive Director.

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