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Posted on: June 1, 2023

Lincolnton seeks new City Attorney


The City of Lincolnton has a rare opportunity for a lawyer or legal firm to represent the city as City Attorney.

Rare Opportunity for City Attorney Position


The City of Lincolnton has a rare opportunity for a lawyer or legal firm to represent the city as City Attorney. Current City Attorney Thomas J. (TJ) Wilson has announced his retirement from the position as of June 30, 2023.

The city is seeking a firm/individual to dedicate an estimated 3-5 hours per month dependent upon the issues facing the city and its various departments. In addition to providing legal representation for the Mayor and Council, Staff, and Boards and Committees, the City Attorney also provides legal research, negotiations, interpretations, analysis, and monitors legislation, among other responsibilities. Please see the full Request for Proposals for complete position details and descriptions.

Attorneys and legal firms interested in this opportunity are encouraged to submit statements of qualifications and experience by the RFP deadline on June 15, 2023, at 5pm.

After proposals are received, the city may invite several candidates or firms to be interviewed before making a final selection. The selected firm will negotiate with the city on fee and contract conditions. 

Submittal Requirements – Deadline June 15, 2023, 5pm

Interested parties should submit the following items in packet form to the city for consideration. Electronic submissions will be accepted; however, we ask that you provide this information in a single PDF file: 

  1. Statement of Qualification and resources of the firm/individual, including governmental experience to include description of areas of expertise or relevant experience that may benefit the city. 

  2. Statement of interest in providing service to the city. 

  3. Indication of ability to provide timely and efficient service to the city, including a specification of how many hours per week could be devoted solely to city business. 

  4. Suggested contractual terms to include hourly rates. 

  5. Other factors or information thought to be important to the city in considering the proposal.

Please see the entire RFP document (LINK).  Responses and any questions should be directed to: 

Daphne Ingram, City Clerk 

City of Lincolnton 

114 W. Sycamore Street – P.O. Box 617 

Lincolnton, NC 28093 

Phone: 704-736-8980 


For Immediate Release: June 1, 2023

RFP Release (PDF)

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