County Attorney

Department Information
Phone: 404-612-0246 | Address: 141 Pryor Street, SW Suite 4083 Atlanta, GA 30303
Soo Jo, County Attorney
The Office of the County Attorney  oversees an extensive litigation practice which includes employment, catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, governmental contract, taxation, tax sales, tax assessment, zoning, land use, environmental, construction, constitutional, First Amendment, Section 1983, and bankruptcy matters and extensive motion and appellate practice.   

The Office of the  County Attorney performs other important functions such as preparing legislation and resolutions for the Board of Commissioners; researching and preparing legal opinions interpreting local, state, and federal laws for Fulton County officials; and negotiating contracts for major development projects. The Office of the County Attorney also oversees a great variety of property and tax matters.

Key Performance Indicators

Description: Percentage of contracts reviewed within 10 business days
Why is this important: Fulton County is a large, diverse and complex operation and the role of the County Attorney's Office is to represent over 40 County departments and agencies, Appointing Authorities, employees and numerous boards, authorities and other related governmental organizations in a wide range of transactions and litigation arising from those operations. Attorneys draft and review all county contracts to ensure that they conform to all applicable state and federal requirements for Fulton County as a local political jurisdiction of the State of Georgia. This measure allows us to monitor our responsiveness to our clients.

Description: Percentage of policies, resolutions, ordinances, and contracts within requested time frames
Why is this important: Fulton County is a large, diverse and complex operation and the role of the County Attorney's Office is to represent over 40 County departments and agencies, Appointing Authorities, employees and numerous boards, authorities and other related governmental organizations in a wide range of transactions and litigation arising from those operations. Attorneys work closely with the Board of County Commissioners and staff and various County departments to research, draft, review and approve for legal sufficiency all of the ordinances and resolutions that are initiated by Commissioners, and review for legal sufficiency all ordinances and resolutions that are initiated by County departments. This KPI allows us to track our ability to fulfill these needs within the time frame required by the client.

Description: Percentage of litigation cases won or resolved with client approval
Why is this important: The County Attorney's Office handles lawsuits against the County, County departments and agencies, Appointing Authorities, employees, boards and authorities from initial service of process through final disposition, including appeal. This measure allows us to track our success ratio.

Description: Percentage of customers who indicate their expectations were met when receiving service from the Department.
Why is this important: For the County Attorney's office, the customer service survey is emailed to internal customers who received services from the department, more specifically the survey was sent to approximately 40 department heads. This survey is implemented through email and occurs quarterly.