City of Colorado Springs / City Attorney / Leadership Team

Leadership Team

Thomas J. Florczak, Deputy City Attorney

Unit/Area of Practice: Municipal Law, Finance, Construction, Special Projects
Undergraduate School: Rutgers College
Law School: University of Colorado
Additional Information: Before joining the office in 2012, Mr. Florczak served as City Attorney for Pueblo, Colorado for several years as well as the general counsel for the Pueblo Area Council of Governments. Prior to that time, he spent 30 years in private practice representing the City of Pueblo and other local governments, as well private clients in commercial, environmental and construction contract matters.

Michael Curran, Division Chief - Prosecution

Unit/Area of Practice: Prosecution Division: Criminal Law, Municipal Law, Administrative Law
Undergraduate School: Metropolitan State College of Denver
Law School: University of Denver College of Law
Additional Information: 10 years as a prosecutor and senior prosecutor for the City of Colorado Springs. Prior to re-joining the City, Mr. Curran worked as a hearing officer for the State of Colorado Department of Revenue conducting full administrative hearings and deciding cases regulated by the Department of Revenue including, but not limited to Liquor Licensing, Racing, Tax, Driver’s License, Auto Dealers.

Richard Griffith, Division Chief – Utilities

Unit/Area of Practice: Utilities Division-Environmental
Undergraduate School: Oberlin College
Law School: University of Colorado

Britt Haley, Division Chief - Corporate Division

Unit/Area of Practice: General government advising and natural resource matters.
Undergraduate degree: University of Colorado at Boulder- International Affairs
Graduate: University of Colorado School of Law
Additional Information: General counsel to City of Colorado Springs elected officials, departments, enterprises and boards and commissions.

Tracy Lessig, Division Chief - Employment Division

Unit/Area of Practice: Employment Law
Undergraduate School: Arizona State University
Law School: University of Denver
Additional Information: Ms. Lessig graduated with the distinction of Order of St. Ives from the University of Denver College of Law in 1996. She was a member of the Denver University Law Review. Ms. Lessig began her legal career with Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons. She joined the City Attorney’s Office in 1998. Since joining the Office, she has practiced in the areas of prosecution, workers compensation and employment law. Ms. Lessig has specialized in employment law since 2005. She successfully defended the City in the published decision of Leverington v. City of Colorado Springs, 643 F.3d 719 (10th Cir. 2011).Ms. Lessig graduated with the distinction of Order of St. Ives from the University of Denver College of Law in 1996. She was a member of the Denver University Law Review. Ms. Lessig began her legal career with Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons. She joined the City Attorney’s Office in 1998. Since joining the Office, she has practiced in the areas of prosecution, workers’ compensation and employment law. Ms. Lessig has specialist in employment law since 2005. She successfully defended the City in the published decision of Leverington v. City of Colorado Springs, 643 F.3d 719 (10th Cir. 2011).

Wynetta Massey, Legislative Counsel

Division: Legislative Counsel
Unit/Area of Practice: Municipal Law; City Charter and City Code; Land Use, Planning, Zoning and Development, Real Estate
Undergraduate School: University of Missouri-Columbia
Law School: University of Kansas
Additional Information: Ms. Massey has exclusively represented municipal governments in Colorado since 1989. She is the author of an article published by the League of Kansas Municipalities, and has spoken to numerous public and private groups on the law of open meetings and open records, local land use authority, the council-mayor form of government, medical marijuana and other municipal law topics.

Legislative Counsel is primarily responsible for providing legal services to the City Council and its members. The Legislative Counsel also works with the other Divisions in the Office to coordinate legal matters that impact the Council’s legislative activities

Shane White, Division Chief-Litigation

Unit/Area of Practice: General Civil Litigation
Undergraduate School: Colorado State University
Law School: Creighton University School of Law
Additional Information: Mr. White handles general and complex civil litigation in state and federal courts on behalf of the City. Its employees and enterprises from case inception to trial and appeal. Other responsibilities include the supervision of the Litigation Division.

Kandi Anthony, Legal Administrator

Unit: Legal Support
Education: AAS Paralegal, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Additional Information: Ms. Anthony has worked for the City of Colorado Springs and Colorado Springs Utilities since 1991. She joined the City Attorney’s Office in 1994 as a legal secretary and became a paralegal in 2002. In 2012, she became the Legal Administrator. Ms. Anthony has also obtained her Advanced Certified Paralegal Certification through NALA.