The Office of the York County Attorney delivers and coordinates legal services for the County with its experienced attorneys and highly-trained, skilled, support staff. The County Attorney's Office provides professional legal representation for and advice to members of County Council, Elected Officials, County Boards and Commissions, the County as a governmental entity and County Departments.
The Office of County Attorney does not:
- Provide legal advice or services to individual employees on personal matters
- Provide advice or services to individual citizens or organizations outside of County Government
- Provide criminal defense of indigents or other individuals
Our attorneys process and manage tort claims; litigate through direct representation or the coordination of retained counsel; prosecute zoning and other code violations; appear in federal, state, magistrate, administrative, and appellate courts; provide representation before regulatory agencies; process public finance and economic development tax issues and documents; represent the County during Tax Appeals brought in the Administrative Law Court; provide legal opinions; conduct legal research; draft ordinances, resolutions, proclamations, contracts, leases and other legal documents; review and interpret Council rules; monitor new legislation and compliance requirements; and attend county meetings.
This Office also advises the County as to employment and grievance matters and coordinates retained labor/employment legal counsel on human resources issues impacting the County or litigated in the courts. This Office reviews, approves as to form, or drafts legal documents which include deeds, contracts, leases, easements and rights-of-way, dedication instruments, security and performance bonds, various pleadings, bond issue documents, resolutions, ordinances, and acts. Our attorneys are involved professionally with the South Carolina Bar, the York County Bar, and the South Carolina Association of Counties. The Office of the York County Attorney is committed to providing the highest quality legal services in an efficient and effective manner.