Thomas Boze is the County Counsel for the County of Stanislaus. As County Counsel, Thomas oversees all aspects of the Office and serves as the chief legal advisor to the Board of Supervisors, the County Chief Executive, the Civil Grand Jury, and all County elected officials and department heads. He oversees all litigation brought by the County and the defense of all litigation filed against the County, its officers, and its employees.
The office handles a wide variety of matters ranging from: employment, health care, probate, conservatorships, elections, construction, water, tax, criminal justice, child welfare, land use, zoning, environmental issues, litigation, appeals, legislation, worker's compensation, contracts, and the list goes on. To meet the challenge of handling the breadth and diversity of our work the office utilizes a team approach as well as the individual expertise of our talented attorneys.
The office is organized into two teams:
General Legal Services Team
The general legal services team performs work related to land use and code enforcement matters, contracts, public works and finance, public safety, litigation, and health and adult welfare. Principle clients served by this team include the Board of Supervisors, Chief Executive Office, Economic Development Agency, Parks and Recreation, Public Works, Transportation Department, Fire Department, Sheriff's Department, Probation Department, Behavior Health and Recovery Services, Children and Families Commission, Environmental Resources, Health Services Agency, Library, Planning and Community Development, Registrar of Voters, Treasurer/Tax Collector, Assessor, Elections/Registrar of Voters, Clerk-Recorder and Airport Land Use Commission and Treasurer/Tax Collector.
Child Welfare Team
The Child Welfare team handles matters involving allegations of child abuse and/or neglect. The principal clients served by this team are the Community Services Agency, Child Welfare, Adult Protective Services, IHSS, and Stan Works. The attorneys handle litigation in Juvenile Court involving juvenile dependency cases, dual status hearings, 827 record requests, IHSS, Adult Protective services, as well as Juvenile Court Appeals and Writs.