County Attorney's Office
P.O. Box 550
Raleigh, NC 27602
Scott W. Warren
Waverly F. Akins Wake County Office Building
The County Attorney's Office advises County officials and departments on legal matters and represents the County in court and legal negotiations. The office provides legal advice and answers questions relating to statutes, rules, regulations or court interpretations. The office also drafts legal documents, researches legal precedents, advises officials on legal implications of actions, and studies County policies, procedures and actions to ensure compliance with the law.
The County Attorney is hired by and serves at the pleasure of the Board of Commissioners, under separate contract to the Board from other County employees. (The other County employees who are under contract with the Board are the County Manager and the Clerk to the Board.) All other employees are hired by the County Manager or his department directors.