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County Counsel
James N. Fincher
Merced County Counsel
2222 M St.
Room 309
Merced, CA  95340

Ph: (209) 385-7564
Fx: (209) 726-1337

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The County Counsel is the legal advisor for the County of Merced and the attorney for:

For additional information, view all duties.

Additional Responsibilities

The County Counsel, or his designee:

  • Prepares ordinances and resolutions for enactment by the Board of Supervisors
  • Reviews and/or prepares all contracts, forms, and other documents necessary for the County to conduct its business in a legally sufficient manner


The County Counsel, or his designee, is required to do significant factual investigative and legal research and must have an in-depth knowledge of the laws governing, and relating to, municipal, county, federal, state, and district governments.

Merced County 2222 M Street Merced, CA 9543 Ph. (209) 385-7434 Toll Free (800) 226-6452
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