The Jacksonville City Council confirmed Michael Fackler as the city’s general counsel in a unanimous vote Dec. 12.
Fackler practiced law as a commercial litigator for nearly 20 years and was a partner at the Milam Howard Nicandri & Gillam law firm in September when he was appointed by Mayor Donna Deegan to lead the city’s in-house law firm.
A past president of the Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, Fackler also was an adjunct professor at Florida Coastal School of Law.
He is a board member of Jacksonville Area Legal Aid and the Riverside Presbyterian Church Basketball League.
Fackler also served as president and a board member of the Jacksonville Historical Society.