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Posted on: January 11, 2022

Jordan Smith Appointed County Attorney


Pitt County Board of Commissioners appointed Jordan Smith to the position of County Attorney during the January 10, 2022 Board of County Commissioners meeting.  He succeeds Janis Gallagher who was recently named Pitt County Manager.  

Smith has been employed by Pitt County Government since 2014 serving as Assistant County Attorney and later as Deputy County Attorney. He has previous work experience with Wayne County Attorney E.B. Borden Parker of Baddour, Parker, Hine and Hale P.C., City of Raleigh Attorney’s Office, and North Carolina League of Municipalities, Raleigh, NC.

“The Board has had the pleasure of working with Jordan for the last seven years, and is impressed with his work.  Pitt County is very fortunate to have an outstanding Legal Department and the ability to promote from within,” says Chairman Mike Fitzpatrick.   

County Manager Janis Gallagher adds, “I am pleased that the Board made the decision to appoint Jordan to the County Attorney position, and look forward to working with him in his new role.”

The Pitt County Attorney's Office provides legal advice and representation to the County Commissioners, County Manager, and other County officials and departments on a broad range of local government issues.

When asked about his appointment, Smith states, “I am honored and grateful to be named County Attorney.  I want to thank the Board for giving me this opportunity. I look forward to working with the Board, County Manager Janis Gallagher and her Senior Leadership Team, and all County departments as they work to serve the citizens of Pitt County.”    

Smith is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts, North Carolina State University with a Masters of Public Administration, and a Juris Doctorate from Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, Raleigh, NC.

For more information, please contact the County Manager’s office at 252-902-2950.

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