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City Attorney Britt A. Burch

Post Date:01/09/2020 7:19 PM


January 9, 2020

The City of Albemarle City announces the hiring of Britt A. Burch as the City’s new Attorney. Burch will begin her duties for the City of Albemarle on February 3. This is a new role within the City that takes the place of the contract City Attorney positions held by Henry Doby and David Beaver for more than six decades.  The position was moved to a full-time position as demand and volume for such services has steadily increased.

Ms. Burch is an Anson County native and a graduate of Anson Senior High School. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics and International Affairs from Wake Forest University, a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Elon University School of Business, a Juris Doctor degree from Elon University School of Law and holds an active North Carolina law license. During her time in law school, Burch was selected as a Leadership Fellow and was the only student in her class to graduate with dual JD and MBA degrees within three years.

Ms. Burch has previous experience in residential and commercial real estate, employment law, healthcare, and transactional matters. She has gained experience through pro bono initiatives regarding estate planning, bank loan modifications, and tax filings. Specifically, she has experience resolving residential property disputes and has also assisted in the establishment of commercial real estate properties by drafting a variety of contracts and completing due diligence necessary to facilitate such expansion. Ms. Burch worked with the City of Greensboro Attorney’s office focusing on employment law matters. Burch assisted in the resolution of claims made against the city through the submission of appellate briefs and representation in quasi-judicial hearings. Burch also assisted with the completion of regulatory audits required to secure government funding.

Most recently, Burch worked for Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center where she developed and negotiated a wide array of contracts for biomedical research initiatives. As part of this duty, she ensured contracts were in compliance with all current regulatory, legal, fiscal, and internal policies. In addition, Burch was involved in initiatives to enhance employee engagement and professional development.

Burch has pursued her professional development internationally. She has studied: Political Government at the University of Ghana; International Business and Employment Law in England and Ireland; and Intellectual Property Law in Shanghai and Hong Kong. Burch also traveled to Nicaragua to assist Doctors Without Borders in their efforts to enhance water purification in rural communities.

In Burch’s spare time, she enjoys baking and spending time with her family.

Ms. Burch was selected after an extensive search and review process that included an Assessment Panel of City Council members, the mayor, and staff...  Mayor Michael said, “Our City has many projects going and we are excited to have a fully dedicated legal professional to serve our Council and staff.  We look forward to working with Ms. Burch and we know she will do a great job.” 

City Manager Michael Ferris said “We are excited to have Ms. Burch coming on-board and the skills that she brings.  Like all lines of work, local government activities are becoming increasingly complicated and having someone with her skills will provide great value.  We also believe she will be a good fit with our organizational expectations for work and service”

For immediate release.

For additional information please contact:

Michael Ferris – (704) 984-9410