The Port Authority of Guam has filled its newly created staff attorney position.

Port General Manager Rory Respicio confirmed former Office of the Attorney General Chief Prosecutor Joe McDonald has been picked up by the agency.

Prior to moving back to Guam in 2014, Mcdonald worked in commercial and banking law in Florida.

He will handle the bulk of the port's civil service commission hearings - including those of the controversial Port 7, Respicio said.
And he will be paid $119,000 in salary a year.


Meanwhile, the port still doesn't have a legal counsel. Respicio says the port's bid for legal services has been at the AG's office for review for the past two months.

The law firm of Phillips and Bordallo was the former legal counsel for the port, their contract expired in June.