County Attorney
Geri Bonzon-Keenan

County Attorney's Office
111 NW 1st Street, Suite 2810
Miami, Florida 33128

Public Records Custodian
Tomeka Ladson



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Practice Areas

The Miami-Dade County Attorney’s Office advises and represents all aspects of Miami-Dade County government, including the Mayor and the 13-member Board of County Commissioners, the Property Appraiser, County departments and numerous boards, authorities, councils and commissions.

Attorneys in the County Attorney’s Office work closely with the Board of County Commissioners, the Mayor, and various County departments to research, draft, review and approve for legal sufficiency all legislation for consideration by the County Commission. Attorneys also represent the County in all litigation and transactions involving the County. Attorneys are involved in a diverse legal practice including areas such as commercial, procurement, construction, code enforcement, foreclosures, real estate, labor and employment, constitutional law, ethics, federal and state trial and appellate litigation, workers’ compensation, environmental, land use, zoning, governmental affairs, eminent domain, bankruptcy, housing, municipal finance, taxation, tort liability, and medical malpractice.

Among its responsibilities, the Office provides representation to the County’s administrative departments and agencies responsible for the operation of Miami International Airport, one of the nation's busiest airports, PortMiami, the world's largest passenger seaport, the Public Health Trust, which operates Jackson Memorial Hospital, the largest teaching hospital in the Southeast U.S., Metrorail and Metromover, a billion-dollar rapid transit system, ZooMiami, a world class zoo, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County and several art and history museums. The Office also represents all County Departments, including:

  • Animal Services
  • Audit & Management Services
  • Aviation
  • Communications & Customer Experience
  • Community Action & Human Services
  • Corrections & Rehabilitation
  • Cultural Affairs
  • Elections
  • Emergency Management
  • Finance
  • Fire Rescue
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Internal Services
  • Juvenile Services
  • Libraries
  • Management & Budget
  • Medical Examiner
  • Parks, Recreation & Open Spaces
  • Police
  • PortMiami
  • Public Housing & Community Development
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Strategic Procurement
  • Regulatory & Economic Resources
  • Tax Collector
  • Transportation & Public Works
  • Transportation Planning Organization
  • Water & Sewer

To accomplish the breadth and scope of the work the Office handles, the Office’s practice areas are organized into sections, and six divisions, with many attorneys serving in more than one section or division. Each section is overseen by a section head who, in addition to handling his or her own cases, is responsible for the administration of the section. In addition, each division is led by a division chief, who is responsible for, among other things: facilitating communication, collaboration, and education among attorneys in various sections and practice areas; assisting in the development of necessary legal skills; and imparting institutional knowledge. You can read more about each section and division by clicking the appropriate link to the right.

Sections & Practice Areas

  • Annexation, Incorporation, Environmental Policy & Resilience
  • Appeals & Professional Development
  • Aviation
  • Commercial, Procurement & Construction
  • Environmental & Code Enforcement & Foreclosures
  • Federal, Tort & Medical Malpractice Litigation
  • Finance & Audit
  • Housing, Social Services & Economic Development
  • Labor & Employment
  • Land Use & Governmental Operations
  • Public Health Trust
  • Public Safety
  • Real Estate, Facilities, Recreation & Culture
  • Seaport
  • Taxation & Bankruptcy
  • Transit & Mobility
  • Workers’ Compensation

  • Divisions

    1. Administration

    Marlon Moffett, Division Chief

      • Financial Management
      • Human Resources
      • ADA Awareness and Compliance
      • Procurement
      • Space Management
      • Systems and Information Management
      • Support Services
      • Telecommunication Services
      • Professional Development, including: continuing legal education, training, mentorship and orientation

    1. Commission Agenda Coordination & Procedures

    Cynji Lee, Division Chief

      • County Commission Agenda Coordination
      • Commission Rules of Procedure
      • Commission Items including ordinances and resolutions
      • County Commission Committees
      • Clerk of the Board, including: notices, advertisements and sunshine meetings
      • Commission Auditor

    1. Commercial Transactions

    Debra Herman, Division Chief

      • Leases, Conveyances and Other Commercial Matters
      • Eminent Domain
      • Real Estate
      • County Facilities
      • Transit & Mobility

    1. Litigation

    Jorge Martinez-Esteve, Division Chief

      • County Litigation and Trial Advocacy
      • Appeals
      • Labor and Employment
      • Federal, Tort and Medical Malpractice
      • Public Safety
      • Taxation
      • Workers’ Compensation

    1. Procurement, Social Services & Economic Development

    Eduardo Gonzalez, Division Chief

      • Procurement of Goods and Services
      • Aviation
      • Commercial, Procurement and Construction
      • Housing, Social Services and Economic Development
      • Seaport

    1. Regulatory Practices & Governmental Operations

    Dennis Kerbel, Division Chief

      • Land Use & Regulatory Matters
      • Zoning
      • Code Enforcement
      • Annexation, Incorporation, Environmental Policy and Resilience
      • Foreclosures
      • Finance and Audit
      • Fire Rescue
      • Elections
      • Governmental Operations