official site for the city of cordele, ga

The office of the City Attorney provides legal counsel and representation to the Cordele City Commission, City Manager, City Departments, and other related boards and commissions.  Additionally, the office of City Attorney is responsible in the administration of civil, legal and quasi-legal matters, investigations, legal research, legal opinions, legal aspects of labor relations, EEO hearings and the drafting of ordinances and resolutions. Further, the City Attorney acts as legal representative for the City of Cordele in all cases of litigation whether brought by or against the City. 


(229) 273-9490

The attorney for the City of Cordele is Edwin T. Cotton. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1944 and has lived in Georgia since 1945.  He was graduated in 1967 from the University of Georgia Business School with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and in 1970 from the University of Georgia School of Law with his Juris Doctorate degree and moved to Cordele shortly thereafter where he began his practice of law.  He was appointed by Governor Joe Frank Harris to the position of District Attorney for the Cordele Judicial Circuit in 1985 and held this position until 1987.  He and his wife have four sons two of whom are John Craig Cotton, who practices with his father and  Christopher T. Cotton, who joined the firm in the summer of 2007.

City Attorney, Edwin T. Cotton