Law Department

The Law Department is headed by the City Solicitor, who is the chief legal officer of the City of Taunton.  The Law Department consists of three experienced full-time attorneys, two full-time paralegal professionals, and other outside attorneys who occasionally represent the City under the direction of the City Solicitor.  The Law Department provides exceptional legal services to the Mayor and Municipal Council, Department Heads, and other elected and appointed officials, boards, agencies and departments.  The Law Department furthers the City's policy and public objectives through aggressive, effective legal reperesentation.

Staff Contacts

Name Title
Jason D. Buffington, Esq. City Solicitor
Daniel F. de Abreu, Esq. First Assistant City Solicitor
Mark S. Gould, Jr., Esq. Assistant City Solicitor
Shannon Valentino Risk Manager/Lead Litigation Paralegal
Theresa Garcia Confidential Legal Assistant