OFFICE OF THE COUNTY ATTORNEY
- To act as
in-house legal counsel to the County of Brunswick by providing
high-quality, expert legal representation to the Board of Commissioners,
the county manager and county departments; and
- To prosecute
the violation of county ordinances with integrity and professionalism.
The Office of the County Attorney provides legal guidance and support for elected county
officials, county departments, and boards in conducting county business. The
office represents the county before judicial and administrative agencies in
civil litigation proceedings; and prosecutes ordinance violations occurring
within the jurisdiction of Brunswick County. Criminal matters in the county
are handled by the District Attorney’s Office.
The Office of the County Attorney supervises the drafting of all ordinances and the
preparation of legal documents.
Board of Commissioners, County Staff, other Boards and Commissions
The Office of the County Attorney works directly with and
provides legal advice to the Board
of Commissioners, the county manager and staff, as well as, other
commissions. This office reviews and consults on numerous contracts
county services and provides legal opinions and counseling on a daily
basis. Opinions and advice cover a wide range of topics and concerns of
Brunswick County. It is the goal of the Office of the County Attorney
to address legal concerns by proactively confronting issues
of the county to enhance opportunities, as well as, mitigating
Counsel is hired with County Commissioners’ consent, for their specific knowledge and expertise in a
specific area of law, the Office of the County Attorney supervises and manages all matters
under its control.
The Office of the County Attorney is responsible for the day-to-day prosecution of local
Can the County Attorney advise private citizens in legal
No. The County Attorney cannot provide legal services to private
citizens. However, the following organizations may be helpful to citizens
in seeking legal representation and/or answers to general legal questions:
Aid: (910) 763-6207
Who do I contact
concerning a business complaint (i.e. questions regarding licensing, problem
with a business transaction, complaint about unsatisfactory service or repair)?
You can contact the following organizations:
General Consumer Affairs: (919) 716-6000
Business Bureau: (800) 951-3569.
How can I receive a
copy of a particular county ordinance?
You can contact the County Clerk’s Office at (910) 253-2018