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Selected Local Public Health Counsel Directory

The Public Health Law Program provides this voluntary directory of public health attorneys as a public service. If you are a government-employed attorney serving a city or county (or county equivalent) health agency in the United States and you would like to be listed, please submit the following information to phlawprogram@cdc.gov: name, degree(s), title, organization, name of health department served, mailing address, phone, fax, and email.

Alabama

Jefferson County (Birmingham)

Primary Contact
David Maxey, Esq.
Spain & Gillon, L.L.C.
The Zinszer Bldg.
2117 2nd Avenue North,
Birmingham, Alabama 35203-3753
Tel: (205) 581-6232
Fax: (205) 324-8866
dsm@Spain-gillon.com

California

Los Angeles County

Primary Contact
Robert Ragland, JD
Senior Deputy County Counsel
Office of the County Counsel
500 W. Temple Street,
Room 602,
Los Angeles, California 90012
Tel: (213) 974-1928
Fax: (213) 680-2165
Rragland@counsel.co.la.ca.us


San Diego County

Primary Contact
Lisa M. Macchione, JD, MPH
Senior Deputy County Counsel
County of San Diego Office of County Counsel
1600 Pacific Highway,
Room 355,
San Diego, California 92101
Tel: (619) 531-6296
Fax: (619) 531-6005
lisa.macchione@sdcounty.ca.gov

Secondary Contact
Stephen R. Magruder, JD
Senior Deputy County Counsel
County of San Diego Office of County Counsel
1600 Pacific Highway,
Room 355, San Diego, California 92101
Tel: (619) 531-4892
Fax: (619) 531-6005
stephen.magruder@sdcounty.ca.gov


San Mateo County

Primary Contact
Rebecca Archer
Deputy County Counsel
San Mateo County
400 County Center,
Redwood City, California 94063
Tel: (650) 363-4686
Fax: (650) 363-4762
rmarcher@co.sanmateo.ca.us


Santa Barbara County

Primary Contact
Celeste E. Andersen, JD
Deputy County Counsel
Office of County Counsel
105 East Anapamu Street,
Suite 201
Santa Barbara, California 93101
Tel: (805) 568-29590
Fax: (805) 568-2982
cander@co.santa-barbara.ca.us

Colorado

Boulder County

Primary Contact
Shelley Stratton Bailey, Esq., BA, JD
Assistant County Attorney for Boulder County
The Boulder County Attorney's Office
P.O. Box 471,
Boulder, Colorado 80302
Tel: (303) 441-3855
Fax: (303) 441-4794
sbailey@bouldercounty.org

Florida

Broward County

Primary Contact
Judith C. Elfont, J.D.,
Deputy Director
Florida Department of Health in Broward County
780 Southwest 24th Street
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33315
Phone: (954) 467-4100
Email: Judith_Elfont@flhealth.gov


Hillsborough, Manatee, Pinellas & Pasco Counties

Primary Contact
Frank Nagatani
State of Florida Department of Health
4175 East Bay Drive,
Suite 135
Clearwater, Florida 33764
Tel: (727) 507-4326 Ext. 1274
Fax: (727) 507-4329
Frank_nagatani@doh.state.fl.us


Monroe and Miami-Dade Counties

Primary Contact
Mort Laitner
Miami-Dade County Health Department
8323 N.W. 12th Street,
Suite 214,
Miami, Florida 33126
Tel: (786) 845-0329
Fax: (786) 845-0313
mort_laitner@doh.state.fl.us


Northeast Consortium (Baker, Clay, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam & Volusia Counties)

Primary Contact
Daniel T. Medved, JD, MBA
Chief Legal Counsel
Northeast Consortium Legal Office
1845 Holsonback Drive
P.O. Box 9190,
Bin #120
Daytona Beach, Florida 32120
Tel: (386) 274-0833
Fax: (386) 274-0840
Email: Daniel.Medved@flhealth.gov

Illinois

Chicago

Primary Contact
Stephen Murphy
Attorney
Organization Chicago Department of Public Health
333 South State Street,
Room 200,
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Tel: (312) 747-9884
Fax: (312) 747-9694
Email: stephen.murphy@cityofchicago.org

Indiana

Marion County (Indianapolis)

Primary Contact
Tavonna Harris Askew
Chief of Staff and General Counsel
Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County
3838 North Rural Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46205
Tel: (317) 221-2005

Iowa

Johnson County

Primary Contact
Andrew B. Chappell, JD
Assistant County Attorney
Johnson County Public Health and Johnson County Board of Health
P.O. Box 2450,
417 South Clinton Street,
Iowa City, Iowa 52244
Tel: (319) 339-6100
Fax: (319) 339-6149
achappel@co.johnson.ia.us

Kansas

Sedgwick County

Primary Contact
Robert W. Parnacott, JD
Assistant County Counselor
Sedgwick County Department of Health
525 N. Main,
Suite 359,
Wichita, Kansas 67203-3790
Tel: (316) 660-9352
Fax: (316) 383-7007
robert.parnacott@sedgwick.gov

Michigan

Kent County

Primary Contact
Sherry Batzer, JD
Corporate Counsel
Kent County Administrator's Office
300 Monroe Avenue NW,
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
Tel: (616) 632-7573
Fax: (616) 632-7565

Minnesota

City of Minneapolis

Primary Contact
Susan Seagal
Minneapolis City Attorney
350 South Fifth Street, Suite 210
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415
Tel: (612) 673-3050


Hennepin County

Primary Contact
Roberta Jones
Assistance Hennepin County Attorney
Hennepin County Government Center
2000 Court Tower,
300 South Sixth Street,
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55487
Tel: (612) 348-8766
Fax: (612) 348-9712


Ramsey County

Primary Contact
Harry D. McPeak
Assistant County Attorney, Civil Division
Office of the Ramsey County Attorney
Metro Square
121 Seventh Place East, Suite 4500
St. Paul, MN 55101-5001
Phone: (651) 266 3046
Email: Harry.D.McPeak@co.ramsey.mn.us

Nebraska

Douglas County (Omaha)

Primary Contact
Douglas County Attorney's Office Civil Division
909 Civic Center,
1819 Farnam Street,
Omaha, Nebraska 68183
Phone: (402) 444-7622


Lincoln-Lancaster County (Lincoln)

Primary Contact
Timothy Sieh, J.D.
Assistant City Attorney
555 S. 10th Street, Suite 300
Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone: (402) 441-7281
Email: tsieh@lincoln.ne.gov

New York

New York City

Primary Contact
Thomas Merrill, J.D.
General Counsel for Health
New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
125 Worth Street,
New York, New York 10013
Tel: (212) 788-5025
Fax: (212) 788-4300

Secondary Contact
Marti Copleman, Esq.
Deputy General Counsel
New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
125 Worth Street,
Room 618, CN30B
New York, New York 10013
Tel: (212) 788-4294
Fax: (212) 788-4296


Oneida County

Primary Contact
Nichole M. Hinman, Esq.
Oneida County Attorney's Office
800 Park Avenue,
Utica, New York 13501
Tel: (315) 798-5910
Fax: (315) 798-5603
Email: nhinman@ocgov.net

Secondary Contact
Raymond F. Bara
Oneida County Attorney's Office
800 Park Avenue,
Utica, New York 13501
Tel: (315) 798-5910
Fax: (315) 798-5603
rbara@ocgov.net


Westchester County

Primary Contact
Mary Lynn Nicolas-Brewster, BS, JD
Associate County Attorney
Westchester County Department of Health
600 Michaelian Office Building
148 Martine Avenue,
White Plains, New York 10601
Tel: (914) 995-3648
Fax: (914) 995-4581
mln1@westchestergov.com

Ohio

City of Cincinnati

Primary Contact
Roshani Hardin
Chief Counsel
City of Cincinnati Board of Health
801 Plum Street,
Room 214
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Tel: (513) 352-1570

Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Primary Contact
Henry Miller, III
Solicitor
Legal Department
542 4th Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: (412) 578-8320
Fax: (412) 578-8325
Email: hmiller@achd.net

Secondary Contact
Melinda Sala

Esquire
Legal Department
542 4th Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: (412) 578-8320
Fax: (412) 578-8325
Email: msala@achd.net

Texas

Harris County

Primary Contact
Marva Gay, JD, MA, BAJ
Senior Assistant Harris County Attorney
Legal Counsel to Harris County Public Health and Environmental Protection
2223 West Loop South, 7th Floor
Houston, Texas 77023
Tel: (713) 755-6608
Fax: (713) 755-8772
Email: marva.gay@cao.hctx.net

Utah

Salt Lake County

Primary Contact
Megan L. Smith, B.A., J.D.
Deputy District Attorney
Salt Lake Valley Health Department
2001 South State Street,
S3600,
Salt Lake City, Utah 84190-1210
Tel: (385) 468-7792
Fax: (385) 468-7805
mesmith@slco.org
www.districtattorney.slco.org

Secondary Contact
Melanie F. Mitchell, J.D.
Unit Chief
Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office
2001 South State Street, S3-600
Salt Lake City, Utah 84190-1210
Tel: (385) 468-7775
Fax: (385) 468-7805
Email: mmitchell@slco.org

Washington

King County (Seattle)

Primary Contact
Amy Eiden
King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
W400 King County Courthouse
516 Third Ave,
Seattle, Washington 98104
Tel: (206) 477-1120
Email: amy.eiden@kingcounty.gov


Snohomish Health District

Primary Contact
Steven D. Uberti
Legal Counsel to the Snohomish Health District
P.O. Box 1769,
Everett, Washington 98206
Tel: (425) 258-6261
Fax: (425) 339-8450
suberti@bellingram.com


Thurston County

Primary Contact (Emergency Management)
Donald R. [Rick] Peters, Jr., JD
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Thurston County Public Health and Social Services
2400 Evergreen Park Drive SW Suite 100
Olympia, WA 98502
Tel: (360) 786-5536 x7875
Fax: (360) 786-5551
Email: petersr@co.thurston.wa.us

Primary Contact (Department of Health, Non-Emergencies)
Catherine Galvin
Thurston County Public Health and Social Services
2400 Evergreen Park Drive SW Suite 100
Olympia, WA 98502
Tel: (360) 786-5536 x7866
Fax: (360) 786-5551

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