During a special meeting Wednesday morning, the Lubbock City Council named the sole finalist for the City Attorney position.

The Council unanimously voted to name Chad Weaver as the sole finalist for the City Attorney position.

Weaver has served as an assistant city attorney for the City of Lubbock since 2007.

He previously worked for the City of Midland for thirteen years, most recently as the first assistant city attorney. Weaver has also served as a Midland Municipal Court Associate Judge and worked in a private law firm.

Weaver was honored as the Texas Assistant City Attorney of the Year in 1999 by the Texas City Attorneys Association.

“We made a terrific decision today,” said Lubbock Mayor Glen Robertson. “The City Council has the utmost confidence in Mr. Weaver’s abilities, and looks forward to Chad bringing his years of municipal law experience into the position.”

Weaver weighed in, saying “I am deeply honored by the City Council’s decision. I look forward to working with them and continuing to work with the great staff we have in the City Attorney’s Office.”

He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Baylor University and a law degree from the Baylor University School of Law.

The Council will likely finalize their decision at the May 8th regular City Council meeting.

Weaver replaces embattled former City Attorney Sam Medina, who took leave from the City after his soon-to-be ex-daughter-in-law made allegations that Medina had sexually assaulted her over a period of several years. Medina denies the allegations and no criminal charges have been filed, but chose to resign from the position in March of 2014.

Assistant City Attorney Mitch Satterwhite has served as interim city attorney since Medina went on leave in early 2014.