The County Attorney’s Office is responsible for providing legal counsel and representation to all Pinellas County government agencies including: the Board of County Commissioners, the County Administrator, the Constitutional Officers and all other departments, divisions, regulatory boards and advisory boards of county government in all legal matters relating to their official responsibilities.
The County Attorney is appointed by the County Attorney Oversight Committee, established by the Pinellas County Charter, and is directly responsible to the Board of County Commissioners. This office is not part of the judicial branch of County government.
The office of the County Attorney is responsible for providing legal counsel and representation to all Pinellas County government departments, agencies, officers, boards and committees, as well as the Pinellas County Constitutional Officers in all legal matters relating to their official responsibilities.
The office of the County Attorney does not represent individual citizens, and cannot provide private legal advice.
The Pinellas County Attorney’s Office cannot represent or provide private legal advice to the citizens of Pinellas County in legal matters. If you need legal representation or assistance, please contact a private attorney.
For members of the public seeking legal advice, the following links are provided as a courtesy resource to the general public. Most of the external links below are not maintained by Pinellas County.
- Pinellas County Clerk Legal Self Help Center Phone 727-464-5150
- Gulf Coast Legal Services Phone 727-821-0726
- Community Law Program Phone 727-582-7402
- ABA Free Legal Answers TM