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The City of Snoqualmie Legal Department includes the city attorney and the city prosecutor. They are appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the city council.

The city attorney is the City's general legal counsel. He advises all elected and appointed officials and all City departments. He drafts or approves as to form all legislation that comes before the city council, reviews all contracts, and represents the City in all civil litigation in court and before administrative agencies.

The city prosecutor prosecutes all violations of City ordinances, advises the Police Division, and is the designated backup to the city attorney.


Bob Sterbank
City Attorney

Snoqualmie City Hall
38624 SE River Street
PO Box 987
Snoqualmie, WA 98065


Bob Sterbank joined the City of Snoqualmie in 2014, with sixteen years of municipal legal experience serving Washington cities.  Prior to coming to Snoqualmie, Bob was a senior attorney with the firm of Kenyon Disend, PLLC, where he served as the City Attorney for the cities of Lake Forest Park and DuPont, as the Town Attorney for the Town of Hunts Point, and as special counsel for numerous Puget Sound-area cities (including Snoqualmie) on land use and shoreline planning and litigation matters.  Bob also previously served as the City Attorney for the cities of Federal Way and Olympia.  

Bob is a regular speaker at Washington municipal and land use law conferences, and in 2005 was recognized as a “Rising Star” by Washington Law & Politics Magazine.  Bob hails from Cleveland, Ohio, received his Bachelor’s Degree with department honors from Northwestern University in 1986, and his Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern University School of Law in 1989.   


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