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 25 years.


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