Terrill C. Pyburn, City Attorney

Terrill C. Pyburn

City Attorney Florida Bar Board Certified City, County, and Local Government Attorney 954-973-6797

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.

Role of City Attorney's Office

The City Attorney's Office provides legal advice and support to the City Commission and City Administration. The Office also addresses legal issues at their inception to avoid crisis response; coordinates with and assists other departments with all legal related issues; represents the City Commission, City Administration, and all boards and committees in all matters of law pertaining to their official duties; prepares and/or reviews all necessary legal documents including deeds, easements, ordinances, and resolutions; drafts and/or reviews all contracts and agreements for services, programs, and projects; performs legal research and prepares legal opinions as required. The Office represents the City in civil actions and proceedings, files causes of action at the direction of the City Commission, and otherwise represents the City as a plaintiff or defendant when its interest so requires.

NameTitleEmailPhone Number
Terrill C. PyburnCity Attorneytpyburn@coconutcreek.net954-973-6797
Kathy MehaffeyDeputy City Attorneykmehaffey@coconutcreek.net954-973-6797
Jeannette M. CamachoPolice Legal Advisorjcamacho@coconutcreek.net954-973-6710
Kathleen A. HittleParalegalkhittle@coconutcreek.net954-973-6797

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 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 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 SunBiz.org/search. or Florida Division of Business & Professional Regulations at (850) 487-1395 or visit its website at MyFloridaLicense.com/dbpr or Florida Attorney General/Citizens’ Services (850) 414-3990 or visit its website at 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 FDACS.gov/Divisions-Offices/Consumer-Services

How can I contact the Broward County Clerk?
Contact the Broward County Clerk at (954)831-6565 or visit its website at 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 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 leg.state.fl.us

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

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

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