The City Attorney is appointed by the City Commission to serve as its legal advisor and to provide legal counsel to the City Manager, the City Department Heads and their staff, and appointed boards.

The City Attorney prepares and/or approves all proposed ordinances, resolutions, motions, and contracts to be considered by the City Commission. The City Attorney also provides legal opinions to the City Commissioners, the City Manager, City staff, and appointed boards on municipal government matters, including interpretation of the City Charter, ordinances, state and federal statutes, and other regulatory materials and cases.

In addition, the City Attorney represents the City and/or supervises outside counsel in all litigation matters.

The City Attorney’s Office is not authorized to provide legal advice to the public. Please see our Legal Resources Links below for suggested sites of entities that may be able to assist with your legal needs.

Terrill Pypurn, City Attorney

Terrill C. Pyburn
City Attorney
Florida Bar Board Certified City, County, and Local Government Attorney


Legal Resources Links:

How can I find an attorney in the area?
Contact Broward County Lawyer Referral Service at (954)764-8040 or visit their website at www.browardbar.org/lawyer-referral-service.

I cannot afford an attorney. Is there an agency that can assist me?
Contact Legal Aid Service of Broward County, Inc. at (954) 765-8950 or visit their website at http://www.browardlegalaid.org

How can I get advice and information about unfair, fraudulent or deceptive business practices?
Contact the Secretary of State's Office at (850)245-6500 or visit its website at www.sunbiz.org/search. or Florida Division of Business & Professional Regulations at (850)487-1395 or visit its website at www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr or Florida Attorney General/Citizens’ Services (850) 414-3990 or visit its website at www.myfloridalegal.com.

How do I register a complaint against a business?
Contact the Division of Consumer Affairs, State of Florida, 1-800-HELP-FLA (1-800-435-7352) or visit its website at www.800helpfla.com/complnt.

How can I contact the Broward County Clerk?
Contact the Broward County Clerk at (954)831-6565 or visit its website at www.browardclerk.org.

How can I get information on a Florida House or Senate Bill?
Contact the Legislative Information Division at the toll free number for Florida Residents 1-800-342-1827 or visit its website at www.leg.state.fl.us

How can I access the Florida Statutes?
Contact the Legislative Information Division at the toll free number for Florida Residents 1-800-342-1827 or visit its website at www.leg.state.fl.us.

How can I access the City's Charter and Code of Ordinances?
Visit: Municode

NameTitleEmailPhone Number
Terrill C. Pyburn

City Attorney

954-973-6797
Kathy MehaffeyDeputy City Attorneykmehaffey@coconutcreek.net954-973-6797
Eve M. LewisAssistant City Attorneyelewis@coconutcreek.net954-973-6797
Jeannette M. CamachoPolice Legal Advisorjcamacho@coconutcreek.net954-973-6710
Kathleen A. HittleParalegalkhittle@coconutcreek.net954-973-6797

 


City Attorney's Office: 4800 West Copans Road, Coconut Creek, Florida 33063