Joseph Lawrence Appointed City Attorney
He is very familiar to local government after serving 31 years in the city’s legal department
September 30, 2021
By Jack Simon
Santa Monica will soon have a new interim City Attorney but a familiar face to local city government.
The City Council is expected to appoint Joseph P. Lawrence as Interim City Attorney at its next meeting on September 28, according to city officials. Lawrence will replace interim City Attorney George Cardona who announced recently he was leaving his post on September 30.
“Lawrence has specialized skills and a unique understanding of city and the position of City Attorney,” said city officials.
Lawrence previously served as Santa Monica’s Assistant City Attorney fro...