City Attorney Guy Gunter was recently recognized by the Alabama State Bar for being a member 50 years and for his honorable, devoted, and dedicated service to the Opelika community, State of Alabama, and United States. Forty-eight of those years he has spent representing the City of Opelika.
Gunter completed his undergraduate degree at The University of Alabama in 1970. Following that he attended The University of Alabama Law School where he graduated and was admitted to the Bar in 1973. Gunter was in private practice with Melton, Gunter, and Melton until 2013 prior to becoming the City Attorney full time. He served as the city prosecutor from 1975 until 2019.
Gunter advises the mayor and city council, prepares resolutions, ordinances, contracts, and other legal documents, attends city council and planning commission meetings.
“Guy is one of the strongest assets that we have at the city,” said Mayor Gary Fuller. “We are thankful and honored that he has spent the bulk of his career representing Opelika, and we look forward to many more years.”
When he’s not working, Gunter enjoys spending time with his family, particularly his three granddaughters, reading, and sports.