City Attorney

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The Office of the City Attorney provides legal advice and representation to the mayor, City Council, city manager and other city officials and employees on a broad range of issues. The city attorney's office represents the city, including its officials and employees, in litigation filed by or against them. Upon request, the city attorney's office provides legal opinions to city officials and employees on city-related matters.

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How is the City Attorney selected?

The City Attorney is appointed by and reports to the City Council.

Does the City Attorney's Office represent private citizens?

The Charlotte City Attorney's Office does not represent individuals in private legal matters and cannot provide legal advice to individuals. Attorneys in this office represent the City of Charlotte's elected officials and staff, City Departments, and the City's boards and commissions.

Who do I contact if I need a lawyer?

Our office cannot refer you to a specific attorney or endorse any attorney in private practice. However, if you are in need of legal representation for a private matter you may call the North Carolina Lawyer Referral Service at 800.662.7660 or the Mecklenburg County Lawyer's Referral Service at 704.375.0120 to obtain a referral.


For your convenience, various legal resources on the internet are linked to this web site. Before using any of these links, please review these Legal Notices.