Core Duties




We provide legal advice to the Mayor, City Aldermen, City Departments, Commissions, Boards, and Committees. It is also our duty to initiate and defend legal actions on behalf of the City, which may include City employment and personnel matters, condemnations; property issues, zoning issues, contract and lease disputes, and other causes of action in both State and Federal Courts, and agencies in relation to their duties and the business of the City. 

The Office of the City Attorney provides timely, quality services and advice to support the City Aldermen in their official capacity, and all city departments, boards, and agencies in fulfilling their missions and goals.

The Office of the City Attorney prosecutes criminal misdemeanors and violations committed within the City limits. The City Attorney also Initiates and prosecutes actions to protect the City's interests including preparation of pleadings and briefs, oral argument, trial, and settlement negotiations. The City Attorney also prosecutes or defends complaints, suits, and controversies when the City is a party before State and Federal courts and administrative agencies. The City Attorney also prepares and reviews all ordinances, resolutions, contracts, and related legal documents.




The City Attorney's office does not provide legal advice to citizens on private matters. If you need legal advice, please contact a private attorney. The posting of this information does not constitute an attorney-client relationship.  The information contained on these pages is not legal advice.