JusticeThe City Attorney's Office gives advice to and represents the City as a corporate entity, its City Council, the City Manager, the Airport Authority, the Charlottesville Industrial Development Authority, the Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority, the Planning Commission, the Retirement Commission, and all City departments and employees.

The City Attorney's Office is not allowed to give advice about personal or private legal problems of citizens, but can answer legal questions related to City activities, including interpretation of the City Code. The office drafts resolutions and ordinances for City Council consideration, drafts and reviews contracts, issues opinions on zoning, procurement, and personnel matters, and responds to inquiries under the Freedom of Information Act. It also handles certain types of litigation, risk management and real estate matters.

John C. Blair, II
City Attorney 

Lisa Robertson
Chief Deputy City Attorney

Allyson Manson-Davies 
Deputy City Attorney

Sebastian Waisman
Assistant City Attorney

Barbara Ronan 

Lisa Miller 

City Attorney's Office
P.O. Box 911
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Phone: (434) 970-3131
Fax: (434) 970-3022

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