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General Counsel

General Counsel / About Us

About Us

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The Office of General Counsel is the statewide legal office for the Department of Transportation. It provides legal advice and representation to all of the Department's programs and administrative staff throughout Florida. The lawyers of the Office of General Counsel provide legal counsel to the Secretary, the Florida Rail Enterprise, the Florida Turnpike Enterprise, management and all Department employees through 9 locations. The Office also provides information regarding the Department to the Governor, Cabinet, the Court system, the Legislature, and other federal, state and local government agencies. Our lawyers have expertise in the following areas, among others:


  • Administrative Procedures

  • Commercial

  • Construction

  • Employment

  • Ethics

  • Inverse Condemnation

  • Litigation

  • Public Records and Sunshine

  • Transactional

  • Appellate

  • Constitutional and Statutory Law

  • Contracts

  • Eminent Domain

  • Government Procurement

  • Legislation

  • Public Private Partnership (P3)

  • Real Property

  • Transportation


The Office is proud to serve the citizens of Florida through the Department of Transportation.


While this Office can inform citizens about the Department's legal responsibilities and authority, it is prohibited by law from giving citizens private legal advice.  Citizens seeking advice about their personal legal rights should seek counsel from a private attorney.  If you do not know an attorney you should contact the Florida Bar Lawyer Referral Service, which may be contacted at (800) 342-8011.


On the other hand, should you have any legal questions regarding the responsibilities or the legal authority of the Department you may contact this Office at:


Office of the General Counsel
Florida Department of Transportation
605 Suwannee Street, Mail Station 58
Tallahassee, Florida  32399-0458

Telephone:     (850) 414-5265
Facsimile:      (850) 414-5264


Thank you for turning to this Office for information.  We are available to assist whenever you have questions regarding the Department and look forward to serving you.