City Attorney

Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of the City Attorney is to safeguard the legal, ethical and financial integrity of the City of Fort Pierce. This is accomplished by offering legal services to the City Commission, Officials and several Boards in a manner consistent with the City's Charter, Code of Ordinances, and the laws of the State of Florida and the United States, in a manner meeting the highest Standards of Professional Diligence and Ethics.

Official Duties & Responsibilities

The City Attorney is, pursuant to the City Charter, legal advisor to and counselor for the City and its officers in matters relating to their official duties. The City Attorney represents the City before all levels of state and federal courts, and reviews all City contracts and agreements for approval as to legal form and correctness.

Private Legal Counsel

The City Attorney does not provide legal advice to the public. To locate and obtain private legal counsel, citizens should contact the Florida Bar Association at 850-561-5600.