The Prosecuting Attorney prosecutes all misdemeanor offenses brought forward via the Kelso Police Department.
The City Attorney's office provides legal advice and support to the City Manager, City Council and all city departments on various matters for the city of Kelso, including reviewing and drafting contracts, ordinances and resolutions, and researching legal questions.
The City of Kelso contracts with Cowlitz County District Court for municipal court services.
The City of Kelso's Public Defender services are provided by Walstead Mertsching Law Firm.
NOTICE: The Prosecuting Attorney's and City Attorney's client is the legal entity of the City of Kelso. Therefore, these offices are prohibited from providing legal advice to the public or to parties other than the municipal corporation of the City of Kelso.