City Attorney

Barry Fleming of the Evans-based law firm Fleming & Nelson serves as the City Attorney for the City of Harlem.  Barry was born and raised in Harlem and still resides in his hometown.  He has served in this position since 2004.

Per the City Charter, “the city attorney shall be responsible for providing for the representation and defense of the city in all litigation in which the city is a party, may be the prosecuting officer in the municipal court, shall attend the meetings of the city council as directed; shall advise the city council, mayor, and other officers and employees of the city concerning legal aspects of the city’s affairs; and shall perform such other duties as may be required by virtue of the person’s position as city attorney.”