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
  • ​Sylvia E. Torres
  • 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)


  • Sylvia Torres -  County Attorney
  • Bob Swain - Deputy County Attorney
  • David Forziano -  Sr. Assistant County Attorney
  • Corbin Hanson - Sr. Assistant County Attorney
  • ​​Diana Johnson - Sr. Assistant County Attorney
  • Courtney Wilson - Sr. Assistant County Attorney​

Support Staff

  • Sherrice Smith- Executive Legal Assistant
  • Kathy Niederloh - Paralegal
  • Mileka Glanville - Legal Assistant
  • Charles Sanders - Legal Assistant


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.

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