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Nancy Gallagher

Nancy Gallagher

Assistant County Attorney

Professional Bio

Nancy joined the Cobb County Attorney’s Office in May 2017, and currently serves as one of two Assistant County Attorneys. In this role, she leads a team of experienced attorneys that represent all departments within the County in transactional matters including real estate purchases and sales, intergovernmental agreements, procurement, transportation, construction, technology, and other contracts. Among her primary client responsibilities is the representation of the Cobb County Department of Transportation, which is responsible for managing the County rights of way, and the Communications Department, which is responsible for managing the local cable franchise(s). In those capacities, Nancy advises her clients regarding the permitting of cable and wireless facilities throughout the County. She was invited to be a member of the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) Broadband Study Committee, which advocates on behalf of Georgia’s counties at the state level with regard to broadband issues of local concern. She has contributed research and data for use before various Georgia Legislative hearings related to local management of utilities, wireless, and cable in the rights of way, including Georgia’s state small cell law prior to its adoption in 2019. Following the adoption of the Georgia small cell law, Nancy, in consultation with outside counsel, drafted a local ordinance to serve as guidance to the Transportation Department as the entity responsible for small cell permitting in the County.

Before coming to work for Cobb County, Nancy had a successful career with the Georgia Attorney General’s Office where she represented numerous State Agencies and Authorities as lead counsel, including The Jekyll Island Authority and the Georgia Ports Authority. She has both transactional and litigation experience, and a strong commitment to developing effective and rewarding client relationships.

Washington & Lee University School of Law 1985 JD