Orange names new county attorney

Posted March 31, 2009 11:21 a.m. EDT

— Former Stanly County Attorney John Roberts has been named the county attorney for Orange County, effective April 23.

As Orange County's county attorney, Roberts will provide legal services for the Board of Commissioners and county departments and will work with the staff attorney on all legal matters, including ordinances, contracts and any litigation.

Before working in Stanly County, he was a managing partner of Ferrell & Atwater, a law firm in Raleigh.

He has a bachelor's degree from Davenport College in Kalamazoo, Mich., and a law degree from North Carolina Central University. He also has a master's degree in public administration from North Carolina State University and has completed a certificate program in municipal and county administration from the School of Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Roberts succeeds Geof Gledhill, who served as primary legal counsel to Orange County for more than 30 years.