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County Attorney
Bob Shillinger
County Attorney

1111 12th St.
Suite 408
Key West, FL  33040

Ph: (305) 292-3470
Fx: (305) 292-3516

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The County Attorney's office represents the officials and employees of Monroe County in all civil legal matters relating to the discharge of their official duties.

The county attorney and assistant county attorneys:
  • Approve all contracts, bonds, and written instruments for form and correctness
  • Draft and review ordinances and resolutions
  • Prosecute and defend all lawsuits brought by and against the county
  • Render legal opinions upon request to the Board of County Commissioners, constitutional officers, county administrator, and business centers
  • Represent the county at administrative hearings

The County Attorney's Office does not represent individual clients. 

Risk Management
The County’s Risk Management Department and functions are supervised and administered by the County Attorney’s Office. The County Attorney and Risk Management Administrator work together to manage, review, assess, and defend liability and tort claims made against the County, analyze and mitigate liability and loss of County resources, eliminate or reduce exposure of County assets to loss, monitor and manage costs of liability claims, oversee indemnification and hold harmless agreements, ensure the County has proper insurance coverage in its agreements and for its projects, and coordinate and supervise the work of outside counsel.

Mission Statement
The mission of the county attorney's office is to provide quality legal services to the Board of County Commissioners, Monroe County's constitutional officers, and the county administration in a timely, efficient, and cost-effective manner.  With its staff of highly trained and experienced attorneys and skilled support staff, the county attorney's office is committed to providing the highest-quality legal services in the most efficient and productive manner possible. All office systems and policies have been developed to support this commitment.

Monroe County
1100 Simonton Street
Key West FL, 33040