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D. Scott Martinez

City Attorney

Mayor Michael B. Hancock appointed Scott Martinez to serve as Denver City Attorney in January, 2014.   Mr. Martinez brings focus, energy and an entrepreneurial approach to the five unique roles of Denver's chief legal officer, which include serving as: lead counsel to all elected city officials, departments, boards and commissions on municipal law, transactions and taxation; defender of the City and its 11,000 employees against legal claims and lawsuits; prosecutor of municipal crime offenders from domestic violence to graffiti and traffic crimes; chief counsel to the country's third busiest transportation hub, Denver International Airport; and protector of the most vulnerable as the county attorney for Denver Human Services.

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Cristal Torres DeHerrera

Deputy City Attorney

Cristal T. DeHerrera is Deputy City Attorney for the City and County of Denver. She was appointed in 2014 by Mayor Michael B. Hancock, and her responsibilities include overseeing the day-to-day operations of more than 200 attorneys and staff in one of the largest public law offices in the Western United States. She also advises the city on a wide range of legal and policy issues.

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