Pitt County appoints new county attorney

PITT COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – A man who has served twice as interim county attorney will now have the job permanently.

Pitt County commissioners have appointed Matthew Gibson, effective March 17th.

Gibson has worked with the county since 2018 as an attorney in the Department of Social Services. He then moved to serve as assistant county attorney beginning in 2022 until his present role as interim.

“I have great confidence in Matt’s ability to advise on complex legal issues and manage the legal affairs of Pitt County Government,” says Janis Gallagher, county manager. ”Matt has a proven track record of excellence in public service and is well respected by his colleagues. I look forward to his continued success as county attorney.”

The county says Gibson, in this role, will provide legal counsel and representation for all county departments, agencies, and anticipate legal problems or risks for all county matters.

“As a proud native of Pitt County, I am deeply honored by the appointment of county attorney,” says Gibson. “I am committed to serving the board, staff and my community with integrity, dedication and steadfast commitment to providing sound legal advice.”