Polk County hires new attorney

Published 2:15 pm Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Polk County Board of Commissioners hired Jana Berg, of Inman, S.C. as its new permanent attorney.

Janna Berg

Jana Berg

Berg replaces former county attorney Mike Egan, who was not re-hired following the 2012 election.

Attorney Bailey Nager served as interim county attorney until Berg’s appointment during the county’s March 18 meeting.

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Berg graduated from Campbell University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in government and a Juris Doctor degree from Campbell’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law.

She worked as an assistant county attorney from 2004-2011 for Brunswick County where she provided legal advice and counsel for the board of commissioners, county manager, sheriff, register of deeds, planning and zoning board, board of adjustment, board of equalization and review among other boards and department heads, according to her resume.

Prior to her work with Brunswick County, Berg worked for the Yarborough Law Firm in Fayetteville, where she worked as an associate attorney from 2001-2004 representing both private and governmental clients.

Berg is working under an agreement of $125 per hour with a guaranteed minimum of 20 hours per month.