City Attorney

The City Attorney routinely provides for the City of Charleston, its manager and staff and elected officials:

  • Counseling and advising elected officials, City Manager, department heads, staff, boards, and commissions in a wide variety of legal matters.
  • Rendering legal opinions at the request of all of the municipality.
  • Attend all meetings of the City Council and Board of Zoning Appeals and Planning, and such meetings of boards and commissions as are requested, to provide advice and counsel.
  • Be available for consultations with officials, administration, staff and citizens.
  • Drafting, reviewing and updating ordinances.
  • Legal research; monitoring pending legislation and case law.
  • Prosecuting ordinance violations.
  • Representing the municipality in all other civil litigation in the trial and appellate courts.
  • Drafting, review of development agreements, and other contractual relationships; representing the City in the acquisition of real estate interests.
Rachael Cunningham
City Attorney
(217) 345-8465

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