Legal Department

Herman H. Marks, Jr., Legal Department City Attorney

City Attorney:
Herman H. Marks, Jr.

Department Phone:
(256) 341-4513

Department Fax:
(256) 341-4504

Office Address:
402 Lee Street NE
Sixth Floor
Decatur, AL 35601

Office Hours:
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Monday – Friday

Legal Secretary:
Kristi Duran

Assistant City Attorney:
Wayne K. Alexander, Jr.

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Department Functions / Responsibilities:

The Legal Department serves as legal advisor to all City Departments, the City Council, and the Mayor.

  • The Legal Department represents the City of Decatur at City board meetings as needed.
  • The Legal Department is responsible for the prosecution of cases in Decatur Municipal Court and any appeal of those cases to the Circuit Court.
  • Additional duties include the drafting and review of City ordinances; regulations and resolutions; attending all City Council meetings; handling claims against the City; and the review of general legal affairs of the City.