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Rockingham County Legal Department
371 NC 65
Suite 206
Reidsville, NC 27320


John M Morris, County Attorney

Cindy Herring, Paralegal 

Brandy Simmons, Paralegal 

Donna Fulcher, Legal Assistant



Departmental Mission


To provide legal advice and representation to the Board of Commissioners and all County departments and agencies in order to assist them in achieving their goals and objectives in accordance with all relevant laws.



Service Description


Providing legal representation and a variety of legal services to the Board of Commissioners and County departments and agencies including attendance at Commissioner and other board meetings, consultation, drafting ordinances and resolutions, preparing legal documents like deeds and contracts, as well as managing matters in litigation.

Rockingham County Attorney


·   Appointed by the Board of Commissioners and serves at the Board’s pleasure

·  Responsible for providing legal advice and counsel to Board of Commissioners, County Manager and Department Heads

·      Manages day to day activities of an in house law department

·      Coordinates and manages outside counsel, if needed

·      Prepares and implements department operating budget

·      Litigates and coordinates litigation before State, Federal, and Appellate Courts and administrative agencies

·      Renders legal opinions concerning proposed actions and current issues

·      Reviews, prepares and amends contracts and real estate transactions for the county

·   Represents and advocates on behalf of the County in variety of matters, ranging from negotiations with other local governments and financial matters.



The County Attorney’s Office cannot provide legal services to private citizens.  However, the following organizations may be helpful to citizens in seeking legal representation and/or answers to general legal questions:

Legal Aid: 1-800-951-2257 or 1-866-219-5262

NC Attorney Referral Service: 1-800-662-7660




       Rockingham County North Carolina
      Contact Us
      Rockingham County Government
      371 NC Hwy 65
      Reidsville NC 27320
      Phone: 336.342.8100
      Fax: 336.342.8105