County Attorney

We provide user-friendly, quality legal services to our clients in a timely fashion. Our clients include:
  • Board of County Commissioners
  • Constitutional Officers
  • County Manager
  • County Departments
  • Library District
  • Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization
  • Canvassing Board
  • Board-appointed committees
Primary Critical Functions
  • Legal advice, representation, and training
  • Reducing costs of claims against County
  • Collecting claims owed to County
  • Assisting in bidding/contracting
  • Enforcement of County Codes through Courts
  • Providing advice on land use
  • Advising on employment and labor matters
  • Michele L. Lieberman
  • County Attorney
  • 12 SE 1st Street
  • Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Phone: 352-374-5218
  • Fax: 352-374-5216
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)


  • Michele L. Lieberman - County Attorney
  • Bill Harlan - County Litigation Attorney
  • Sylvia Torres -  Assistant County Attorney
  • Corbin Hanson - Assistant County Attorney I

Support Staff

  • Eileen Hodges - Executive Legal Secretary
  • Mary Lowry - Legal Secretary
  • Kathy Niederloh - Paralegal

Items of General Interest:
Alachua County v. City of Alachua Settlement Agreement Update:
Alachua Walmart Site Plan Update (July 15, 2016 memo references the plans below)
  Walmart #3873 - General Construction Plans
 General Info and Summary Pages
 Stormwater Management

 Site Layout, Drainage, Utilities, Roads
 Roadway Cross Sections, Parking and Signage
 Lighting Plan and Electric Utility System
 Landscape Plan
 Irrigation Plan
   Walmart #3873 - Plans Submitted to the Suwannee River Water Management District
 General Information
 Boundary and Topographic Survey
 Phase 1 Erosion and Sedimentation Control Plan
 Phase 2 Erosion and Sedimentation Control Plan and Details
 Site Specific Plans
 Grading and Storm Plans

Alachua County v. City of Alachua Settlement Agreement:
The County Commission reviewed and discussed settlement options during the evening portion of their November 10, 2015 meeting. Click here to see the settlement agreement and related documents.

Sheriff's Budget Appeal - FY2015-16:
To view the Sheriff's Budget Appeal click here.
To view the County's Answer to the Budget Appeal
click here.


Alachua County Lobbyist Registration

The Alachua County Board of County Commissioners Lobbying Ordinance requires registration of all lobbyists who engage in efforts to influence the Board of County Commissioners on matters within its official jurisdiction. Prior to engaging in lobbying, each lobbyist will be required to file with the Clerk of the Court a registration statement which contains general identification information as to the lobbyist and their client(s). Even if you lobby only on an occasional basis, it is important that you familiarize yourself with the lobbying rules. At this site, you will find links to the lobbying ordinance, registration form, and the lobbyist registry.

To view site please click here. ​​​​​