City Attorney

Message From Nathaniel Dally

It is my pleasure to serve the citizens of Carthage. I am a lifelong Carthage resident and take great pride in our City. My office works to diligently represent the City, the citizens, and the area of the community that we serve.

Virtually every aspect of city government demands the creative involvement of public sector attorneys and staff. It is a privilege for each of us at the City Attorney's Office to be entrusted with the rewarding task of providing comprehensive legal services to the City, the City Council, and the various boards, commissions, and departments that we represent. The staff and I are committed to providing high-quality legal representation, prosecution, and problem-solving services.

For an attorney with an interest in public service and a love of this community, there is no better position than that of City Attorney. I am honored to serve you. You may contact the City Attorney's Office.

City Attorney's Office

The City Attorney is appointed by the Mayor with the consent of a majority of the Council. The City Attorney's Office provides legal advice to the City Council, staff, and boards, and commissions for the benefit of the citizens of the City of Carthage.

The City Attorney attends all City Council meetings and drafts ordinances and resolutions. In addition, the City Attorneys provide advice to the Planning Commission and Board of Appeals

The City Attorney's client is the City itself. The Attorney advises the City on all legal matters and represents the City in Court. We provide advice to all City officials and Council Members on a wide range of city businesses and the legality of proposed council bills.

The City Attorney reviews and consults on contracts regarding City services and provides legal opinions and consulting on a daily basis on such issues as personnel, land use and development, property acquisition, finance, and other matters of municipal law.

The City Attorney is responsible for the prosecution of all ordinance violations in the City.