City Attorney's Office

The City Attorney is appointed by the Mayor and must be voted on and confirmed by the City Council. The City Attorney is the chief legal advisor of the City of Fort Myers.

Mayor and City CouncilCity Manager and Staff
  • The Mayor
  • City Council
  • Council Committees
  • City Boards and Commissions
  • City Manager
    • Human Resources
    • Police Department
    • Fire
    • Community Development
    • Public Works
    • Finance
    • IT
    • Clerk’s Office
  • The Administrative Attorneys provide legal counsel and representation to the City Manager and City Departments.
    The services provided:
    • legal advice;
    • performs legal research;
    • offers opinions;
    • responds to  requests from city staff 
    • draft, review, and finalize contracts, ordinances, resolutions and other legal documents.

  • The City Attorney
    • Prosecutes and defends all lawsuits for and on behalf of the city;
    • Defends alleged negligence by city employees such as automobile accidents or maintenance of sidewalks;
    • Inverse condemnation;
    • The unconstitutionality of city ordinances or the actions of the city or its employees;
    • Violations of a person's civil rights; and
    • Other matters as assigned by the Mayor and City Council.

About Us

The Office of the City Attorney will provide the chief legal advice and related legal services for the City Council in a manner devoid of politics.  

The Office of the City Attorney shall perform all duties imposed upon the City Attorney under the Charter, Ordinance or Resolution of the City Council.  

City Attorney’s Office handles the day-to-day operation of the City of Fort Myers which requires attorneys to interpret and apply state and federal statutory and case law and the City Code to specific factual situations. The City Attorney’s Office also researches legal issues, prepares and negotiates contracts, settlements, and other documents as well as defending litigation cases made against the city.  The City Attorney’s Office prosecutes persons for violating the City Code, collects money owed the city, forecloses city liens and mortgages and defends mortgage foreclosures. 

The City Attorney shall be the legal advisor for the Mayor, of the City Council and City Advisory Boards and also the general attorney for the municipality.  

The Office of the City Attorney shall perform all duties imposed upon the City Attorney under the Charter, Ordinance or Resolution of the City Council.  Services will be performed with extreme objectivity and accuracy attempting to minimize influence.  The Legal opinions from the Office of the City Attorney shall not reflect personal opinion nor be swayed by influences other than justice.