The County Attorney’s Office does not consist of court-appointed attorneys and does not handle court-appointed attorney matters or issues.
Please see Resources for Private Legal Representation below.
Duties & Responsibilities
The County Attorney’s Office reports to the Board of Supervisors and provides counsel to the various boards and commissions and County staff. The Attorney's Office represents the County in court and in administrative proceedings, drafts and reviews ordinances and resolutions, contracts, bond documents, and deeds.
Additionally, this office prepares legislative proposals for submission to the General Assembly and reviews and tracks state legislation which may affect the County’s legal rights and obligations.
The County Attorney's Office does not provide legal advice or opinions to citizens and cannot represent citizens in personal or private legal matters.