City Attorney

Jon Gold with Reynolds and Gold is Interim City Attorney, you may contact by calling 417-237-7003.

Nathan Gurley is Interim Municipal Court Attorney, you may contact by calling 417-237-7000.

City Attorney's Office

The City Attorney is appointed by the Mayor with the consent of a majority of the Council. The City Attorney's Office provides legal advice to the City Council, staff, and boards, and commissions for the benefit of the citizens of the City of Carthage.

The City Attorney attends all City Council meetings and drafts ordinances and resolutions. In addition, the City Attorney provides advice to the Planning Commission and Board of Appeals.

The City Attorney's client is the City, itself. The Attorney advises the City on all legal matters and represents the City in court. We provide advice to all City officials and Council Members on a wide range of city business and the legality of proposed council bills.

The City Attorney reviews and consults on contracts regarding City services and provides legal opinions and consulting on a daily basis on such issues as personnel, land use and development, property acquisition, finance, and other matters of municipal law.

The City Attorney is responsible for the prosecution of all ordinance violations in the City.