Mayor Berke announced Friday, Wade Hinton will serve as the City Attorney for the city of Chattanooga.

Berke, along with  City Council Chairman Yusuf Hakeem, made the announcement Friday morning.

"Wade will be an incredible resource for the City of Chattanooga," said Mayor Berke. "He is intelligent, hardworking and has proven himself to be an outstanding attorney and leader. The city has made the right choice and we are lucky to have him."

Hinton has extensive experience in the legal community. He has served as an attorney for Miller & Martin PLLC. In addition, he served as  a consultant to County Mayor Ramsey. He currently serves as Deputy General Counsel for Volkswagen Group of America's Chattanooga Operations. 

"Wade has been an important member of our team,providing outstanding expertise and talent," said Frank Fischer, CEO andChairman Volkswagen Chattanooga. "We wish him well as he returns to civic service and look forward to working with him on future endeavors."

Hinton is the recipient of the NAACP's Thurgood Marshall Freedom of Justice Advocate of the Year Award, has been recognized as the Young Lawyer of the Year, and has received countless professional awards.

"Wade is a top notch choice for City Attorney. He has excellent leadership skills and the necessary experience working with county and city governments," said Tennessee Deputy Governor, Claude Ramsey. "Wade will be a true asset to the City of Chattanooga."