Grant Langley
Press Release

Announcement by Milwaukee City Attorney Grant F. Langley

Langley leads an office of 38 attorneys who perform all the legal work for the City of Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Board of School Directors and the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee.

By - Dec 2nd, 2019 10:19 pm

Milwaukee City Attorney Grant F. Langley has announced that he is seeking another four-year term to ensure the fair, non-partisan administration of the rule of law in the City of Milwaukee.

First elected to the position of City Attorney in 1984, Langley has been reelected by Milwaukee residents and taxpayers eight times. Langley leads an office of 38 attorneys who perform all the legal work for the City of Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Board of School Directors and the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee. The legal practice areas covered by the City Attorney’s office include real estate development, employment and labor law, pension and deferred compensation, civil rights and tort litigation, business licensing, code enforcement, nuisance abatement, elections, ethics, public records and open meetings law, housing, school law, contracting and procurement. Langley’s achievements have been recognized with awards from the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Bar Association, the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee and other professional organizations. His office recently received the 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Trailblazer Award from the State Bar of Wisconsin.

Langley continues to offer Milwaukee a wealth of knowledge and vast experience to address the complex legal matters that the city faces. “We know that 2020 will be an exciting and challenging year for the city as we prepare for hosting the Democratic National Convention next July, continue to administer the MPD/ACLU settlement, and protect our neighborhoods from chronic problems and unscrupulous landlords,” Langley said. “I am dedicated to improving the quality of life in our city by holistically addressing nuisance properties, achieving growth in downtown and neighborhood development, protecting the civil rights of all people and ensuring fairness and transparency in city affairs.”

Some recent achievements of the City Attorney’s Office under Langley’s leadership include:

  • Negotiating and drafting numerous complex contracts that led to the development of the Fiserv Forum.
  • Winning court orders and settlements forcing exploitative and deadbeat landlords into court approved property management and debt repayment plans.
  • Negotiating the ACLU settlement that required changes in police operating procedures, training and ongoing monitoring of police practices.
  • Promoting city policies for equal employment opportunities in all phases of city business and development and increased diversity and inclusion in the office of the City Attorney.

Grant F. Langley is experienced and knowledgeable in the constitutional and municipal law specific and vital to the City of Milwaukee. He has represented the city at every stage of litigation in the local, state and federal courts, including two cases before the Supreme Court of the United States.

For comment or questions, please contact Adam Stephens at or Miriam Horwitz at

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