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City Attorney

John C. Wolfe

City Attorney

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John C. Wolfe joined the City in 1975 as an Assistant City Attorney. He advanced to the position of City Attorney in 2000 where, as head of the Legal Department, he supervises litigation and administers the other legal affairs of the City, including providing advice and counsel to the Mayor, City Council, City Departments, Committees and Boards. While serving as City Attorney he also was an Adjunct Professor at Stetson University College of Law for eleven years. Prior to joining the City Attorney’s Office he was an Assistant Public Defender in Pinellas County and, before attending law school, worked as an engineer for the Westinghouse Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory in Pittsburgh.

He holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, a master's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a juris doctor degree from Stetson University College of Law. He is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in City, County and Local Government Law, holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubble® and is a Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. 

John is a Planning Committee member and a past President of the Florida Municipal Attorneys Association and previously served on the association’s Steering Committee and Board of Directors. In 2011 he received the Paul S. Buckman, City Attorney of the Year Award from the Florida Municipal Attorneys Association.  In 2008 his office received the Diversity Award from the Fred G. Minnis Sr. Bar Association, which is given each year to an organization in appreciation of their commitment to and support of diversity, and in 2005 he was given the Professionalism Award by the St Petersburg Bar Association.

AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.

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City of St. Petersburg
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St. Petersburg, FL 33731

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