An Atherton citizen advisory committee and an ad-hoc committee of two council members have made recommendations to the City Council for filling the post of city attorney.
Best, Best & Krieger, with Northern California offices in Walnut Creek and Sacramento, and William B. Conners of Pebble Beach tied for the No. 1 ranking with the town's Legal Counsel Selection Committee and the ad-hoc committee of council members Elizabeth Lewis and Jerry Carlson.
Burke Williams and Sorensen of Menlo Park, the firm of current city attorney Wynne Furth, ranked in the No. 3 spot.
Ten firms submitted proposals to provide legal services, and the committees narrowed the field to four. The finalists, which also included Aaronson, Dickerson, Cohn & Lanzone of San Carlos, were interviewed in closed session on March 14.
The council will make the final decision on who will provide the town's legal services, and has reserved the right to expand the list of finalists, interim City Manager John Danielson said in a staff report.
The council has indicated it will interview its top choices on or before the April 20 council meeting, according to Deputy City Clerk Theresa DellaSanta.