County Names Finalists for In-House Attorney


DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — The two finalists for the position of staff attorney for Dawson County are Hiawassee City Manager Richard H. Stancil and M. Lynn Frey III, former in-house attorney for the City of Brunswick from 1998 until 2011.

Frey has over 35 years’ experience in civil practice, including litigation, local government, contracts, employment law and insurance matters. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in religion in three years at Emory University then attended the University of Georgia Law School, graduating with a degree in Juris Doctor, Cum Laude.

He served the City of Brunswick until 2011 when the City chose to outsource it’s legal services and he went into private practice

Stancil served as Hiawassee City Attorney from 2007 to 2009 and City Manager from 2007-2016.

Prior to working with the City of Hiawassee, He worked for a general practice law firm. He is experienced in civil and criminal litigation, corporate and nonprofit law, administrative representation, personal injury and real estate. The firm represented clients ranging from real estate, health care banking to commercial development.

Cumming attorney Joey Homans has served as Dawson County Attorney for the past 20 years. County Commissioners decided to hire an in-house staff attorney late last year.

County Manager David Headley said recently that the decision is “mainly an efficiency and economics issue.”

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