Mike Barker has served in the public sector for almost 20 years. He started working for Draper City in February, 2015 on a contract basis and was appointed City Attorney in September, 2015. Prior to coming to Draper City he was Chief Legal Counsel for the Unified Police Department and a Prosecutor/Assistant City Attorney for Orem City. Mike received his juris doctorate from the J. Reuben Clark law School at BYU in 1993.
The city attorney's responsibilities include:
Protecting the interests of the city.
Acting as the legal advisor and performs legal services on behalf of the city, including the mayor and city council.
Appearing on behalf of the city in all legal lawsuits and shall prosecute or defend the matter, as the case may be, until the matter is settled and disposed.
Presenting at meetings of the city council as well as other city meetings when requested.