Albany's City Attorney is C. Nathan Davis. He was born in Jacksonville, Florida in 1947 and attended public schools in Miami, Florida. He graduated from Mercer University’s undergraduate school in 1969 with a B.S. degree and from Mercer’s Walter F. George School of Law in 1972 with a J.D., cum laude. While in law school, Nathan was a member of the MERCER LAW REVIEW.
Following graduation, Nathan served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable W. A. Bootle, United States District Judge, Middle District of Georgia from June 1972 to August 1973. Nathan next served as an Assistant United States Attorney, Middle District of Georgia from August 1973 to December 1975. He began his law practice in Albany in December 1975 and had a varied civil practice. He was also part-time United States Magistrate, Albany, Georgia from May 1979 to June 1988 and Solicitor in the Municipal Court from 1986 until assuming the City Attorney’s position.
The office of the City Attorney acts as legal advisor, attorney and counsel to the municipality and all its officers in matters relating to their official duties. Additionally, the office is responsible in the administration of all civil, legal, and quasi-legal matters, investigations, administrative hearings, review of legal documents, review and staffing of directives, legal opinions, legal aspects of labor relations, EEO hearings, and the drafting of any ordinance or resolution for introduction. Further, the office of the City Attorney acts as legal representative of the City in all cases of litigation brought by or against the City.