City Attorney Resume Samples

As a City Attorney, the person will act as the legal adviser for all officials, officers, and departments of the city and represent on behalf of the city in all litigation and proceedings. The job duties associated with the post are listed on the City Attorney Resume as – drafting and reviewing ordinances, resolutions, policies, and procedures; ensuring compliance with state, federal, and local laws, directing the city attorney’s office, preparing department budget, coordinating with the outside counsel regarding litigation on behalf of the city, and preparing all oral and written legal opinions for the city council.

The most sought-after skills for the post include the following – knowledge of labor relations, civil litigations, and collective bargaining; skillful in managing situations that require diplomacy, firmness, and sound judgment; and a strong understanding of applying city policies and procedures. A Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from a law college and several years of experience working as a municipal lawyer is required. A state license is as well needed.

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City Attorney Resume

Summary : Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to be involved in many innovative matters, often of a high profile, difficult and controversial nature. I have approached my career with the desire to contribute to the public good. That choice has enriched my career and my life and has taken me across the United States.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Multitasking, Communication Skills.

City Attorney Resume Sample

Description :

  1. Experienced municipal attorney and reserve military officer.
  2. Outstood interpersonal, management, and organizational talents, motivational skills, and leadership abilities.
  3. Highly developed problem-solving capabilities.
  4. Thorough knowledgable of all aspects of municipal operations in both small and large cities.
  5. Led a department (including risk management) consisting of four attorneys and five support staff.
  6. Provided legal counsel and policy guidance to city council, city departments, boards, commissions and other city organizations.
  7. Provided input to TCEQ, EPA and FERC pertaining to permitting, incentives and business development.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
MPA In Public Administrattion


City Attorney Resume

Summary : A City Attorney and an experienced regulatory, transactional and intellectual property attorney with 20+ years of experience in government, utility and the oil and gas industries. Effective in contract negotiation, litigation management and economic development. Excellent skills in problem solving and analysis.

Skills : Knowledge Of Oil And Gas Federal, State And Local Regulations,.

City Attorney Resume Format

Description :

  1. Reviewed permits for oil and gas wells, drilling, seismic testing and pipeline applications.
  2. Negotiated incentive agreements for oil & gas expansions.
  3. Prepared oil & gas leases and reviewed division orders.
  4. Provided compliance advice for City and affiliated corporations.
  5. Interpreted local, state and federal regulatory requirements Reviewed consulting services agreements.
  6. Provided regulatory advice for remediation of spills and for environmental compliance.
  7. Acquired land, right of way and easements for infrastructure through purchase and condemnation.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Doctor Of Jurisprudence In Law


City Attorney Resume

Summary : Seeking a City Attorney position with an outstanding career opportunity that will offer a rewarding work environment along with a winning team that will fully utilize management skills.

Skills : MS Office, Planning Skills, Attorney.

City Attorney Resume Sample

Description :

  1. Conducted inspections of commercial and residential properties for property maintenance and city code violations; prepare written and oral presentations for public safety employees and the citizens.
  2. Participated in special events to include building safety week and united way ambassador.
  3. Obtained inspection warrants to gain entry into homes that are believed to be unsafe structurally or fire loaded.
  4. Worked on a regular basis with Social Services, City Attorney, and animal control to insure compliance.
  5. Hold seminars and educated the public on the dangers of having excess items in your home or businesses.
  6. Performed lockout/tag outs during electrical/ mechanical inspections.
  7. Responsible for updating and creating SOP'S.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
High School Diploma

City Attorney Resume

Headline : Responsible for Entering data into the National Criminal Information Center (NCIC) and Arizona Criminal Information Center (ACIC) systems for stolen articles, vehicles, securities, boats, guns, aircraft, vehicle parts, licenses, missing persons, unidentified persons, warrants, and other intelligence files.

Skills : MS Office, Recording Skills, Attorney.

City Attorney Resume Example

Description :

  1. Responsible for HUD inspections prior to the new tenants moving into the property.
  2. Managed litigation, arbitrations, and mediations.
  3. Counseled administrative agencies and the city council concerning state law and local ordinances surrounding land use, speech, and code enforcement.
  4. Prepared members of administrative agencies for depositions.
  5. Formulated, advocated, and disseminated the legal goals and policies of the City, ensuring consistency with local ordinances, state laws, and federal regulations.
  6. Responded to numerous inquiries and requests both in person and on the phone.
  7. Provided direction and information and answering relevant questions concerning police reports, cases, and various police-related information and refers customers to other departments or staff as needed.
          Years of Experience
          Experience
          5-7 Years
          Experience Level
          Level
          Junior
          Education
          Education
          High School Diploma

          City Attorney Resume

          Objective : An experienced in-house attorney with expertise in municipal, transactional, land use, and employment law. Responsible for negotiating, drafting, and managing contracts involving economic development, real estate, commercial and residential leases, computer hardware and software acquisition, construction, major sports complexes, and land use, among others.

          Skills : Public Speaking, Computer Literate, Legal Research And Writing, Litigation.

          City Attorney Resume Sample

          Description :

          1. Membered of city's executive management team working directly with City Council and City Manager.
          2. Provided legal advice and representation to the city's executive management.
          3. Provided legal advice and representation to the city's human resources department.
          4. Managed legal department and legal affairs for the City of Glendale, Arizona, including supervising a staff of 18 and an annual budget of $1.6 million.
          5. Selected and supervised outside attorneys retained to represent the city on specialized matters.
          6. Directly responsible for negotiating, drafting, and management of contracts, including economic development, computer software and hardware, land use, real estate, procurement, construction, sports facilities (i.e., NHL Coyotes' arena and NFL Cardinals' stadium), and airport ground-leases and grants.
          7. Researched case law and prepared interdepartmental memos and memorandums for city council and administrative agencies.
          Years of Experience
          Experience
          0-2 Years
          Experience Level
          Level
          Entry Level
          Education
          Education
          Juris Doctor In Law

          City Attorney Resume

          Objective : To work as a Landman for a company wherein my knowledge and skill inland work, negotiations, contract drafting, acquisition/divestiture, due diligence, and multi-discipline collaboration can be used to obtain results for my employer in an honest, timely, and professional manner.

          Skills : MS Office, Counseling, Multitasking.

          City Attorney Resume Format

          Description :

          1. Prosecuted all misdemeanor violations within the City of Hardin.
          2. Managed a caseload of 185 open cases, and over 700 misdemeanor prosecutions per year.
          3. Responsible for all brief writing and for handling all appeals to District Court.
          4. Drafted City ordinances and resolutions.
          5. Draft all civil documents including easements, deeds, contracts, civil pleadings, and discovery.
          6. Advise the Mayor, City Council, and the Two Rivers Port Authority on all legal issues that affect the City of Hardin including employment law, worker's compensation claims, development of a city police force, inter-local agreements, personnel policies, etc.
          7. Duties included representing the City in all litigation and to act as the legal advisor for the City and all the offices and departments thereof.
          Years of Experience
          Experience
          2-5 Years
          Experience Level
          Level
          Executive
          Education
          Education
          GED

          City Attorney Resume

          Objective : Transcribing electronically submitted police documents, reviewing for accuracy, and consults with officers, detectives, and supervisors as needed regarding discrepancies.

          Skills : Counseling SKills, Advocate, Multitasking.

          City Attorney Resume Format

          Description :

          1. Supported in receiving calls and setting appointments for the City Attorney and the First City Attorney.
          2. Assisted the Ethics City Attorney by providing support when needed.
          3. Prepared the City Council Agenda, which included preparation of upcoming agenda reviews and attended the City Manager meetings when necessary.
          4. Represented the City Commission, Administration, and City Departments and provide legal advice on a multitude of legal matters including negotiation and completion of contracts, legal documents, and memorandum of law with researched analysis.
          5. Represented and advocated on behalf of the City in state and federal district courts and appellate courts, including all aspects of discovery, pleadings/brief writing, motion practice, and oral argument.
          6. Experienced with various municipal government departments and current issues including public works and infrastructure, community development and zoning, human resources, fire department, etc.
          7. Represented the City's economic development corporation.
          Years of Experience
          Experience
          2-5 Years
          Experience Level
          Level
          Executive
          Education
          Education
          BS In Juris Doctor

          City Attorney Resume

          Headline : Responsible for entering, modifying, and removing Chandler Municipal Court arrest warrants into statewide law enforcement database; confirms warrant validity on request from other law enforcement agencies.

          Skills : Microsoft Office, Westlaw, Lexis.

          City Attorney Resume Model

          Description :

          1. Developed proposals and reported as requested by City Council and presents recommendations to City Council.
          2. Coordinated with the City Manager on items for placement on City Council Agendas, and Executive and Work Sessions.
          3. Ensured reports, studies, and plans are appropriately processed in accordance with federal, state, and city laws and ordinances.
          4. Oversaw work of the legal team and support personnel. Supervises staff, including selecting, assigning, and evaluating work, counseling, disciplining, and terminating employment. 
          5. Effectively supervised and administrated the Office to include budget preparation and monitoring expenditures, staff development and training, succession planning, performance management, employee relations, prioritizing and assigning work and related activities.
          6. Processed all requests for Police reports or records; reviews all submitted documents for validity, accuracy, and completeness.
          7. Processed arrest booking records to include transcribing, copying, and review for completeness.
                  Years of Experience
                  Experience
                  5-7 Years
                  Experience Level
                  Level
                  Junior
                  Education
                  Education
                  GED

                  City Attorney Resume

                  Objective : To find a challenging and rewarding City Attorney position utilizing my education and experience that will encourage me to develop new skills and have long-term advancement opportunities.

                  Skills : Researching Skills, Computer Skills, Technical Literacy, Flexibility/Adaptability, Managing Multiple Priorities, Communications, Planning/Organizing, Problem-Solving.

                  City Attorney Resume Example

                  Description :

                  1. Timely prepared and submitted all required State, County, and City reports.
                  2. Worked with Assessor to plan, supervise and participate in the appraisal and assessment of real and personal property and special act (IFT & CFT) properties.
                  3. Performed onsite inspections when necessary.
                  4. Assisted the Assessor in communicating with the following stakeholders: taxpayer; attorneys; fee appraisers; real estate agents; title companies; personnel; City Board members; and County and State. personnel, in order to provide requested information and guidance pertaining to assessment issues.
                  5. Represented the Assessing Department at staff meetings, Council meetings, or meetings outside of the office.
                  6. Assist with the implementation of department policies and procedures; assist personnel with technical guidance on more complex assignments; and, supervise the entire Assessing staff.
                  7. Possessed a high school diploma or valid equivalency certificate.
                      Years of Experience
                      Experience
                      2-5 Years
                      Experience Level
                      Level
                      Executive
                      Education
                      Education
                      GED

                      City Attorney Resume

                      Objective : Highly qualified City Attorney with experience in the industry. Enjoy creative problem solving and getting exposure to multiple projects, and I would excel in the collaborative environment on which your company prides itself.

                      Skills : Suggesting Skills, Multitasking, Time Management.

                      City Attorney Resume Example

                      Description :

                      1. Possessed a State Tax Commission Michigan Advanced Assessing Officer (MAAO) certificate or higher.
                      2. Possessed and maintained a current valid driver's license with a clean driving record.
                      3. Provided legal representation to the City Council, city officials, and city departments.
                      4. Rendered legal opinions to all city officials.
                      5. Conducted complex litigation and negotiate settlements on behalf of the City. 
                      6. Formulated and communicated a program of preventative legal advice to City officials and department personnel. 
                      7. Provided suggestions and advice on strategy and procedural concerns.
                                Years of Experience
                                Experience
                                2-5 Years
                                Experience Level
                                Level
                                Junior
                                Education
                                Education
                                Juris Doctor In Research