The Transactional Division provides legal advice and representation to the Mayor, Chief Administrative Officer, City Council, and City departments, as well as other City agencies, boards, and commissions.
The attorneys handle a variety of legal matters, including, but not limited to, real property, open meetings, open records, housing, bond and finance, ordinances, elections, federally-funded programs, construction, environmental law, minority and women-owned business contracting, conflicts of interest and ethics matters, and matters relating to economic development and neighborhood revitalization. They also advise city staff on health benefits programs, life insurance, Section 125, Cafeteria Plan, general payroll tax administration, and employee benefit issues involving retired, terminated, and deceased employees.
They are responsible for drafting all of the City's contracts and legal documents including tax abatement and economic development agreements; construction, architectural, and engineering services contracts; interlocal cooperation agreements; and real estate documents.
James Anderson, Jr. - Deputy City Attorney
Carrie Johnson - Deputy City Attorney
Gregory Burnett - Deputy City Attorney
Monica D. Joiner - Deputy City Attorney
Azande W. Williams - Deputy City Attorney
Stephanie Lang - Legal Counsel to the Jackson Police Department
Terrell (Terry) Williamson - Legal Counsel to the Department of Public Works
455 East Capitol Street (39201)
Post Office Box 2779
Jackson, MS 39207-2779
Facsimile: 601-960-1756 or 960-0321