David Brake has served as Chanute City Attorney since 1998. He is an honor graduate of Washburn Law School of Topeka, Kansas. The City Attorney provides legal advice to the governing body for the City of Chanute. The City Attorney is responsible for drafting ordinances and preparing or reviewing contracts. The Assistant City Attorney prosecutes violations of city ordinances in the municipal court.
In general, the City Attorney assists City of Chanute staff in the legal aspects of the conduct of their official business.