|Douglas Sloan, City Attorney|
2600 Fresno S6treet
Fresno, CA 93721
DOUGLAS T. SLOAN
Douglas T. Sloan was appointed City Attorney in March 2013. Prior to being appointed City Attorney, he served as an Assistant City Attorney, supervising the Economic Development / Finance Unit from June 2006.
A 1987 graduate of the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Law, Mr. Sloan has been practicing law for over twenty-five years. He has been admitted to practice in Missouri, Kansas, and California, and has handled trial and appellate matters in state courts, the United States District Courts and the 8th, 9th, and 10th United States Circuit Courts of Appeals. As an Assistant City Attorney, he was the supervisor of the Economic Development/Finance Unit, working on environmental clean-up defense, complex litigation and business agreements, eminent domain, real estate, redevelopment matters, and oversight of contract counsel. Prior to joining the City Attorney's Office, he practiced in the private sector with several different firms. He was with the Fresno firm of Dowling, Aaron & Keeler, working on all aspects of complex litigation and real estate issues. He also was with the firm of Forrest, Henderson, Sloan & Davis, where he was a supervising attorney in litigation.
Mr. Sloan is an active member of the Fresno County Bar
Association as well as other community organizations. He coaches little league baseball, and is a member of the Fresno River Park Little League Baseball Board of Directors. He is an avid cyclist, participating in long distance events. He and his wife, Janet, have two sons.
FRANCINE M. KANNE
CHIEF ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY
Francine M. Kanne was appointed Chief Assistant City Attorney in June 2013 and is the head of the Litigation Unit. Prior to being appointed Chief Assistant, she served as an Assistant City Attorney, supervising the Litigation Unit from September 2004.
A graduate of San Joaquin College of Law, Ms. Kanne has been practicing law for over twenty years. As head of the Litigation Unit, her responsibilities include a wide variety of civil defense matters including Civil Rights violations, municipal liability, personnel, and labor relations. Prior to joining the City Attorney's Office, she practiced in the private sector as a partner with Dowling, Aaron & Keeler working on complex business litigation, defending employers in business, corporate, agriculture, employment and construction cases often valued in excess of a million dollars. She also was an Associate with the firm of Georgeson & Bellardinelli.
Ms. Kanne is an active member of the Fresno County Bar Association, a board member of the Federal Bar Association, and serves on several community service committees. She strives to contribute to the community where she has been a life-long resident. She and her husband enjoy spending time outdoors on their ranch with their pets and gardening.
Assistant City Attorney
Tei Yukimoto was appointed Assistant City Attorney in June of 2013 to head the Transactions Unit. She supervises the civil advisory unit covering a wide range of areas, including land use, contracts, finance, and related municipal law. She started out as Deputy City Attorney in September of 1997. During her tenure, she worked on matters involving elections, fees related to Proposition 218 and Mitigation Fee Act, boards and commissions, Brown Act, Public Records Act, conflict laws, and employee benefits. She also drafted numerous ordinances, resolutions, and legal opinions.
Ms. Yukimoto has over 20 years of law experience, starting out in private practice, and later serving as research attorney for the Fifth District Court of Appeal. She graduated from U.C. Davis School of Law in 1987, after receiving her Bachelor’s Degree from UCLA, and earning membership to the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.
Supervising Deputy City Attorney
Katie has served the Fresno City Attorney’s Office since 2007. Prior to joining the City Attorney’s Office, she was a business and employment litigation associate at Dowling, Aaron & Keeler, Inc. Katie graduated from U.C. San Diego in 2001 with a B.A. in Philosophy, and from U.C. Davis School of Law in 2004. She is the Supervising Deputy of the Transactional Unit, specializing in real property transactions and special projects. Katie is a member of the Fresno County Bar Association and was on the Board of Directors for the Fresno County Young Lawyer’s Association from 2005 to 2009. In her spare time, Katie competes in hunter/jumper horse shows throughout northern California.
TINA R. GRIFFIN
Supervising Deputy City Attorney