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City Attorney

Responsibilities

The Office of the City Attorney serves as legal counsel to the City of Tuscaloosa.

The broad range of services provided by this office include:

  • Legal advice to elected and non-elected city officials;
  • Drafting ordinances, resolutions, policies and other documents;
  • Contract negotiation, drafting, review and execution;
  • Monitoring City policies and procedures for compliance with state and federal law;
  • Litigation in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate level;
  • Claims and collections;
  • Property acquisition services for the City;
  • Prosecution of criminal offenses in municipal court and on appeal to state circuit court; and
  • Other professional legal services.
 

Finding an Attorney

  • Our office is prohibited by Alabama law from giving referrals or legal advice to members of the public, if you are looking for an attorney you may try one of the links below.
    • Alabama State Bar Lawyers Referral Service.
      • Call 800-392-5660 or click here.
        • Look for the Lawyers Referral Service link. This service by the state bar association will give you the name and contact information of attorneys in your area who handle the kind of legal problem you have.
    • Legal Services of Alabama is a statewide nonprofit organization providing free civil legal assistance to low-income and elderly Alabamians.
    • The University of Alabama School of Law Clinical Program has several specialized clinical programs that may or may not be able to assist you.
      • Call 205-348-4960 if you think you might qualify.

    City Attorneys & Staff

    Scott Holmes – City Attorney
    Civil Litigation, TPD Policy and Training, Historic Preservation Commission, Various Lakes Issues, ELEVATE: Advisory Council, Project Unity, Crime Response Team, ELEVATE: Cultural Arts and Tourism

    Tom Bobitt – Deputy City Attorney
    City Council, Easements, Tuscaloosa National Airport, Property Acquisition, Street Vacations, Condemnations, ELEVATE: Connectivity Subcommittee, Right-of-Ways, Economic Development

    Jimbo Woodson -  Deputy City Attorney
    City Employment, Planning and Zoning Commission, Code Enforcement, Civil Litigation, Foreclosure Sale, Collections, Animal Shelter

    Chris England – Associate City Attorney
    Claims, Franchise Agreements, State Legislation

    Kristen Miller – Associate City Attorney
    Public Works, Bid Law, Procurement, Contracts, Cemeteries, Public Records Requests

    Oto Tuamokumo – Associate City Attorney
    Zoning Board of Adjustments Legal Representative, Federal Programs (Community and Neighborhood Services) , City Employment Amphitheater/RiverMarket

    Chad Hobbs – Associate City Attorney
    Civil Litigation, ELEVATE: Parks and Rec Subcommittee  ELEVATE: Property Acquisition, Special Projects, Compliance (ethics, open meetings, constitutional matters, etc.)

    Kim King – Assistant City Attorney
    Municipal Court Prosecution, Municipal Court Policy, Municipal

    Rita Dyer - Legal Secretary, Senior
    Planning and Zoning Commission, Contract preparation, 

    Felicia Bannister – Legal Secretary, Senior
    General OCA Scheduling, File management, Legal Advertising, Internships, Council Agenda Items, OCA Budget/ Finances 

    Candace  Elmore – Legal Secretary, Senior 
    Collections (liens, grass cuttings, etc.), File Management, Public Records Request, Council Agenda Items, Foreclosure Sale, Claims, Demolitions, Accident Review Board

    Samaria Spaight - Legal Secretary 
    General OCA Questions and Concerns, Courthouse document recording, Arts and Entertainment Agreements, Claims, Contract Management, Public Records Request

     

    Scott B. Holmes

    City Attorney

    Mailing Address

    P.O. Box 2089
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35403

    Physical Address

    2201 University Blvd.
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

    Fax

    205-349-0328