The Broward County Attorney’s Office provides a full range
of legal services to the government of Florida’s second-largest county.
The Office is created by the Broward County Charter. Andrew J.
Meyers serves as the Broward County Attorney.
The Office’s clients include the Broward County Board of
County Commissioners, Office of the County Administrator, and all agencies
under their oversight. These agencies include such diverse operations as a
regional transit system, a major international airport, a busy seaport, a drug
rehabilitation center, a convention center, sports and cultural venues, social
services, water and sewer systems, a regional solid-waste disposal system, and
extensive networks of parks and libraries.
Other client agencies regulate pollution, plan for urban development, protect consumers, build and maintain roads, maintain state courthouses and other government buildings, keep traffic signals running, and collect more than $800 million per year in property taxes. Overall, the County administers a budget exceeding $4 billion, has more than 5,000 employees, and serves more than 1.8 million residents.
Our attorneys practice in fields including
constitutional law, commercial and construction transactions and
litigation, government finance and real property, employment and labor,
personal injury defense, civil rights, bankruptcy, land use and environmental
law, and appeals.
The Office employs approximately 40 lawyers with
wide-ranging legal skills and backgrounds, enabling the County to handle almost
all matters in-house.
The Office represents only County government agencies and cannot represent private persons. For information on finding a private attorney, please contact the Broward County Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service.