The City of Orange Appoints New City Attorney
Mr. Winthers has been with Orange for 18 years, serving the City as a civil litigator and the City’s police legal advisor. During this time he has also handled the criminal prosecution of municipal code violations, including code enforcement cases.
Prior to his joining the Orange team, Mr. Winthers was an associate with the law firm of Woodruff, Spradlin, and Smart. He also served the County of Los Angeles as a Deputy District Attorney, and the City of Long Beach as a police officer.
“His strong 18-year record of protecting the City’s interests made him the ideal candidate for our City Attorney,” said Orange Mayor Carolyn Cavecche. “The City Council has full confidence that he will continue to uphold the high standards he has set over his career, serving the residents, businesses, and Staff of Orange to the best of his abilities.”
In closed session after the regular public Council meeting on Tuesday, the City Council offered Mr. Winthers the permanent position.
“Serving Orange will continue to be my highest priority,” said City Attorney Wayne Winthers. “All of us in the City Attorney’s office work hard to ensure that Orange remains a great place to live and do business.”
Mr. Winthers had been serving as the Interim City Attorney since the retirement of the previous City Attorney, David DeBerry in April 2012.
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