City of New Castle,Indiana

City Attorney

David Copenhaver, City Attorney
Appointed by Mayor Greg York

Mr. Copenhaver has been New Castle City Attorney during the administration of five New Castle Mayors.
Duties of the City Attorney: 
  • Represent, support and provide legal advise or written opinions to the Mayor and City Council, department heads and staff members of the various city departments;
  • Aggressively represent the City in legal proceedings, both as plaintiff and defendant;
  • Make recommendations to city council for or against the settlement or dismissal of legal proceedings;
  • To render timely legal advice to city boards, commissions, and committees; to research and provide information on legal issues; to prepare legal documents, including ordinances, resolutions and contracts;
  • To review and prepare amendments to the New Castle municipal code to maintain consistency with current state and federal laws.


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