How much does a City Attorney make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a City Attorney in the United States is $43 as of April 26, 2022, but the salary range typically falls between $36 and $51. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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What is a City Attorney?

A City Attorney can be an elected or appointed position in city and municipal government in the United States. The City Attorney is the attorney representing the city or municipality. In some small towns, the City Attorney is usually a lawyer in private practice and handles only governmental matters. In other towns or cities, he or she also prosecutes minor crimes. A City Attorney generally handles all legal matters for the city, from traffic tickets to civil lawsuits to acting as a general counsel, giving legal advice for city departments. Areas of focus may include: Civil claims against...

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Payscale - Richmond , VA
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Air Line Pilots Assoc - West McLean , VA
This Attorney will serve as an integral member of the legal team providing legal representation and advice to ALPA, its officers, committees, governing bodies, and members. Reporting to the Sr. ...
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SourcePro Search, LLC - Richmond , VA
As a Discovery Attorney, you will apply your experience and advanced knowledge of eDiscovery strategies and best practices to assist case teams in supporting the firm's matters for its clients. You ...
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COGO Partners - Falls Church , VA
Northrop Grumman has an unique opportunity for a senior attorney to join its global Investigation team. Reporting to the Director and Assistant General Counsel, Investigations. The successful ...
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Midgett Preti Olansen - Virginia Beach , VA
Are you a new, mid-level, or partner-level attorney looking for an opportunity to practice in a team-oriented environment with unlimited growth opportunity? Then Midgett Preti Olansen is the law firm ...
LinkedIn - 16 days ago
The right attorney will have compassion and understanding for the clients they are working with. They will also have integrity and excellence for the work they will be doing for the firm. Must be ...
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