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Office of the City Attorney

The City Attorney serves as legal advisor and attorney for the City of Jackson. Our mission is to provide legal assistance and representation for the City of Jackson and its boards and commissions. Activities of the Office of the City Attorney include advising the Mayor, Chief Administrative Officer, City Council, department directors, and other City employees; prosecuting misdemeanor complaints; attending City Council meetings and serving as legal counsel during such meetings; supporting the legislative and administrative processes involving ordinances, litigation, contracts, legal research, legal opinions, and liens; and representing and defending the City's legal interests and rights before all judicial, legislative, and administrative tribunals.

The Office of the City Attorney does not provide legal advice to members of the public. The Office of the City Attorney is limited to providing legal advice, counsel and representation to the Mayor, City Council members, City officials, and departments in all civil matters regarding the City of Jackson.

  • Monica D. Joiner - City Attorney 
  • James Anderson, Jr. - Special Assistant to the City Attorney
  • Gail W. Lowery - Special Assistant to the City Attorney

Administrative Support Staff

  • Mable Coleman- Executive Legal Administrator
  • Yolanda Manogin- Legal Administrative Coordinator
  • Teresa Brown-Pittman- Senior Legal Secretary
  • MacDarrell Poullard - Litigation Paralegal     
  • Brenda Jordan - Legal Secretary
  • Jaime Hailey- Senior Legal Secretary

 Transactional Division

  • Carrie Johnson - Deputy City Attorney
  • Kristen N. Blanchard - Deputy City Attorney
  • Barbara Bluntson - Deputy City Attorney
  • Roslyn Griffin - Deputy City Attorney
  • Azande W. Williams - Deputy City Attorney
  • Nakesha Watkins - Legal Counsel
  • Terrell S. (Terry) Williamson - Legal Counsel

 Litigation Division

  • Claire Barker - Deputy City Attorney
  • Gregory Burnett - Deputy City Attorney
  • LaShundra Jackson - Winters - Deputy City Attorney
  • J. Richard Davis - Deputy City Attorney
  • MacDarrell Poullard - Litigation Paralegal
  • LaShundra Jackson-Winters - Deputy City Attorney

 Office of the City Prosecutor

  • Wendy Wilson-White - City Prosecutor  
  • Chandra C. Lawrence - Senior Deputy City Attorney

Administrative Support Staff  

  • Linda McFarland - Legal Administrative Coordinator  

 Office of the Risk Manager

  • John R. Anderson - Risk Manager

 Claims Division

  • Dot Thomas - Claims Supervisor
  • Peggy Austin Greene - Safety Coordinator
  • Valerie Travis - Risk Management Administrative Assistant
  • Joycelyn Davis-Scott - Risk Management Administrative Assistant
  • Danny Still - Risk Management Administrative Assistant
  • Dornice Williams - Risk Management Administrative Assistant
  • Linda Williams - Risk Management Administrative Assistant

Important Links

Physical Address
455 East Capitol Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39201-2603

Mailing Address
Post Office Box 2779
Jackson, Mississippi 39207-2779

P - 601-960-1799
F - 601-960-1756 or 601-960-0321

Monica D. Joiner
City Attorney


455 E Capitol St.
Jackson, MS 39207

Ph: 601-960-1799
Fx: 601-960-1756
Fx: 601-960-0321