City Attorney

Jacksonville City Attorney

John Carter serves as the city attorney for the City of Jacksonville, a post he has been involved with for more than a decade.


Responsibilities of the city attorney include:

  • Providing legal advice to the mayor, City Council, city manager, boards and commissions, and city departments
  • Representing the city and its officers in civil cases
  • Preparing the legislative program for City Council
  • Drafting and approving legal opinions, ordinances, resolutions, contracts, and other legal documents