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Solicitor

Paul Capizzi, Esq., City Solicitor
781-286-8166

 

 

Mission Statement:

The City Solicitor’s Office is staffed by City Solicitor Paul Capizzi, Assistant City Solicitor Daniel E. Doherty, and Attorney Cheryl A. McCormick.  The Solicitor’s Office represents the City of Revere as a municipal corporation.  In particular, it provides legal representation to the Mayor, the City Council, all departments of the City and most of its boards and commissions. Representation includes active litigation matters as well as legal opinions. As legal counsel to the City, the City Solicitor’s Office is prohibited from providing legal representation or legal advice to members of the public.  Therefore, if citizens of the City of Revere have a private dispute, the Solicitor’s Office cannot advise them on how to proceed.  

 

Solicitor's Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday 8:15 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Friday -CLOSED                        

 


WHERE CAN I RECEIVE LEGAL ADVICE FOR PRIVATE MATTERS INVOLVING TENANT/LANDLORD MATTERS?

As legal counsel to the City of Revere, the City Solicitor’s Office is prohibited from providing legal representation or legal advice to members of the public. Therefore, if citizens of the City of Revere have a private dispute, the Solicitor’s Office cannot advise them on how to proceed.  Citizens are advised to consult with a private attorney.

CAN I CUT OR TRIM THE LIMBS OF MY NEIGHBOR'S TREE?

If you believe a city tree needs to be trimmed, cut, or removed, please contact the City’s Tree Warden, Paul Argenzio, at the Department of Public Works, at 781-286-8149.

CAN I CUT OR TRIM A CITY OF REVERE'S PUBLIC SHADE TREE?

No. If you believe a City of Revere tree needs to be cut, trimmed or removed, you must contact the Departmnet of Public Works. There are penalties and fines if any person other than  DPW, trims or removes a public shade tree.

OTHER CONTACTS

Revere Consumer Affairs’ Office
Jannine Ellis, Director

(781) 286-8114

Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office
One Ashburton Place
20th Floor
Boston, MA  02108-1518
617-742-2200

Greater Boston Legal Services
60 Gore Street, Suite 203
Cambridge, MA  02151
617-603-2700

Community Legal Services and Counseling Center
One West Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-661-1010

Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
20 West Street
Boston, MA 02111
800-392-6164

Boston Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
16 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
617-742-0625

HOW CAN I GET AN INTERPRETATION?

The Law Department does not provide interpretations and suggests consulting with a private attorney.

HOW CAN I OBTAIN A COPY OF AN ORDINANCE?

http://library.municode.com/index.aspx?clientId=16060&stateId=21&stateName=Massachusetts

HOW DO I MAKE A CLAIM AGAINST THE CITY OF REVERE?

We cannot formally advise anyone regarding the procedures for filing a legal claim against the City of Revere.  However, if you would like to file a claim against the City of Revere and you do not have legal representation, please follow the link provided for access to our claim form.  Please note, the City of Revere will respond within 120 days of receipt of your claim, unless circumstances preclude otherwise.  Please be as detailed as possible in your description of your claim, providing copies of any photos, receipts, or estimates, if necessary, and submit your completed claim form to the City of Revere Clerk’s Office, Revere City Hall, 281 Broadway, Revere, MA  02151.