96135 Nassau Pl.
Ph: (904) 548-4590
Fx: (904) 321-2658
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The County Attorney is appointed by and reports directly to the Board of County Commissioners.
The Office of the County Attorney:
- Provides legal services to the Board of County Commissioners, County Manager, departments and committees organized under the Board;
- Reviews and prepares contracts, ordinances, resolutions, and other written instruments; and
- Represents the Board of County Commissioners in litigation and manages outside legal and lobbying service providers.
When called upon and where no conflict of interest exists, the Office provides legal counsel to other constitutional officers of the County. As restricted by law and the rules of The Florida Bar, the County Attorney is not authorized to provide legal advice to private citizens.
County Attorney 2011-2012 Accomplishments and 2012-2013 Goals
The mission of the County Attorney’s Office is to provide high quality, timely, professional, and cost-effective legal representation to the Board of County Commissioners, and to other officials of Nassau County as directed by the Board.
County Attorney David Hallman is Board Certified by The Florida Bar as an expert in City, County and Local Government Law, and is AV-Preeminent rated by Martindale Hubbell. He has represented four Florida municipalities and two counties, and was admitted to the practice of law in 1989. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeal, Middle and Northern District Courts of Florida, and all Florida state courts. Mr. Hallman is a former President and current board member of the Florida Association of County Attorneys. He is Vice Chair of The Florida Bar’s statewide Standing Committee on Professionalism, and is the Florida State Chairman of the International Municipal Lawyers Association. He is Secretary/Treasurer of the Robert M. Foster Nassau County Inn of Court, a member of the Nassau Bar Association and is on the Jacksonville Bar Association’s Judicial Relations Committee.
Mr. Hallman also serves the community with his Chairmanship of Staff Parish Relations at Yulee United Methodist Church, and on the Board of Directors of Community Hospice of Northeast Florida and Nassau County Farm Bureau.
Senior Executive Legal Assistant Joyce Bradley has served the Board with distinction since 1981.