The Town Attorney is appointed by and reports to the Board of Commissioners.
The Town Attorney is responsible for providing legal advice to the Mayor, Town Commissioners, Town Manager, each of the Town’s Departments, and Town-appointed boards on a broad range of issues.
Town Attorney Hassan Kingsberry
In January 2021 the Board of Commissioners (BOC) appointed Hassan Kingsberry to serve as Wake Forest’s new Town Attorney. Hassan is Wake Forest’s first Town Attorney who is also a Town employee.
A native of Vance and Warren County, NC, Hassan comes to Wake Forest from Warren County where he served as County Attorney since 2017. He has also maintained a private practice in Youngsville since 2009.
Hassan earned a Bachelor of Art degree in public policy analysis from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2001 where he was a Morehead Scholar. He also received a Master of Divinity from Regent University in 2011, his teacher certification from East Carolina University in 2009 and Master of School Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2011. Hassan earned his Juris Doctor degree in 2004 from the NC Central University School of Law.
He was the second Vice President of the North Carolina Association of County Attorneys and is currently the Vice President of the Charles Williamson Bar Foundation, Inc.