google-site-verification: google5ae98130f18ad244.html

Sunday, December 16, 2018
Text Size


Aug. 2 – Brooks Stillwell Announces Publicly that he is Retiring as City Atty. as of Dec. 1

Category: Law

Savannah Business Journal Staff Report

August 2, 2018 – Saying that he had spoken to each member of the Savannah City Council individually in advance, City Atty. Brooks Stillwell announced publicly this morning, at the conclusion of the Council’s work session, that he will be retiring as City Attorney as of Dec.1.  He added that he will continue to practice law, locally.

“I want to slow down.  I’ve figured out that I’ve working in public service for 44 years, since I was first elected to the Council at 28 years of age,” said Stillwell, who was previously a partner of HunterMaclean, the city’s largest private law firm. 

Stillwell was named City Attorney in January 2012, in the first months of Mayor Edna Jackson’s new term in office.  He had been active in fundraising efforts in her campaign.  When Mayor Eddie DeLoach defeated Jackson in the 2015 municipal election, DeLoach continued to support Stillwell in the position.   

Stillwell's tenure has not been without controversy.He is not a litigator, requiring the city to invest heavily in outsourcing to other legal firms in many of the city's legal cases, and to employ a professional staff of assistant city attorneys to go to court even in less specialized legal matters. 

But, he has been a fixture of the Savannah legal communities for many years, a resident of Ardsley Park, and has severed on many non-profit boards over the years.  At HunterMclean, he ran to business operation of a practice which at one time had 200 attorneys, and is the city's largest firm. 

“I wanted to let the Council know that I will be slowing down, and taking a little time for myself as Dec. 1,” Stillwell added. 

He has maintained a private practice, concentrating in commercial real estate development, economic development, resolution of business disputes, and problem loan workouts, according to his LInkedin profile, while serving as City Attorney.

There was no public discussion about how to proceed in replacing him. 

Overall Rating (0)

0 out of 5 stars

Leave your comments

Post comment as a guest

0 / 300 Character restriction
Your text should be in between 10-300 characters
Your comments are subjected to administrator's moderation.
terms and condition.
    • No comments found
    CLICK to SUBSCRIBE and Support Great Journalism!

    Follow Us!


    Komento Activities

    Guest - Maria Johnson Pleming - Commented on Oct. 25 - Department of Biolog... in Joomla Article
    So happy to know the Millen Fish Hatchery will be recognized for the incredible system. Mr uncle Dav...
    Guest - Karin Mcgruder - Commented on June 4 - Foram Group Announces... in Joomla Article
    Are there any updates on this project?and when will the first apartments be available?
    Guest - Hart Williford - Commented on June 28 - Savannah Music Festi... in Joomla Article
    Rob will be missed by the entire Savannah Community, he built the Savannah Music Festival to worldwi...
    Guest - Daryl Stair - Commented on Oct. 16 - Sonesta Resort Hilto... in Joomla Article
    Do you have to be a paying guest to use the Tesla charger?
    Guest - JR Lee - Commented on MPC approves plan for new Walm... in Joomla Article
    Great, another complex to attract Savannah's finest entitlement minded individuals. Another complex ...
    Guest - Jack - Commented on Aug. 23 - Phelps on Politics -... in Joomla Article
    "Goose that laid the golden EYE? You're right, that is hard to argue with.
    Guest - Robin Sherman - Commented on Jan. 4 – COMMENTARY: New Year... in Joomla Article
    Excellent post, Ms. Phelps. Effective government can only occur when the public is informed. Transpa...
    Guest - Tao of Me - Commented on Why is Memorial Hospital Being... in Joomla Article
    They aren't telling Memorial employees anything about this. A recent survey of the facilities by Nic...
    Guest - Genie Brazzeal - Commented on Feb. 24 – Lawyer and former Al... in Joomla Article
    Thank you, Mr. Bordeaux! Bring some honesty to this court. No more winking like I experienced.
    Guest - Karl - Commented on Feb. 25 - Memorial Hospital’s ... in Joomla Article
    Good article. Has a lot of information that is very difficult for "team members"(employees) to find....
    Guest - Susan Worthington - Commented on May 13 – UPDATED 11:39 a.m. HC... in Joomla Article
    In 1953 there was not such a thing as a trauma or neonatal program. The need for Neonatal Services ...
    Guest - Linda Dominy - Commented on June 8 – EDITORIAL: Immediate ... in Joomla Article
    As a clinical team member this makes me sad and it would never happen. We can argue politics all day...
    Guest - Judy - Commented on Savannah’s Title Max Bankruptc... in Joomla Article
    How Tracy Young was allowed to file for bankruptcy or chapter 11 is amazing. Title Max should be ch...
    Guest - Samantha Claar - Commented on Aug. 7 - COMMENTARY: Je suis “... in Joomla Article
    Pertinent questions that deserve real answers. If upper management - appointed and elected - can't ...
    Guest - Ken - Commented on Aug. 6 - Dept. of Labor propos... in Joomla Article
    Is this state or federal?
    Coastal Empire News
    Headquarters: 35 Barnard St., Suite 300, Savannah, GA. 31401.
    Tel: 912-388-4692 | Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.