The easiest way to identify people covered in the media is to use their names. To help the audience understand more about the subjects, additional attributes are added, like job titles. This can also provide the context within which reference is being made to a person. But some descriptions add little value.
What exactly does a city lawyer do that is different from other lawyers?
The headline for this newspaper article, appears to be making such a distinction.
In the same spirit, would the paper be inclined to identify somebody as a village lawyer?
It can be simplistically argued that if one's law firm is based in a city, then one can be referred to as a city lawyer.
But for arguments sake even, which particular city is the story referring to?
Or are we to 'appreciate' that adding the tag city to something, or somebody for this matter, adds prestige, authority, recognition or an extra sense of accomplishment?
The second paragraph describes the same lawyer as being flamboyant, which perhaps correctly reflects his attention-grabbing lifestyle.
A city lawyer title, though, is nothing short of a forced newspaper flamboyance.