City Attorney

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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