The County Attorney is charged with handling primarily all civil legal business of the Suffolk County government and its agencies.
The County Attorney provides legal representation and advice on matters related to the actions and deliberations of all personnel and organizations within Suffolk County government. The County Attorney is responsible for prosecuting and defending all civil actions and proceedings brought by or against the County, the County Legislature, and any officer whose compensation is paid for from County funds for an official act.
•Administration - (631) 853-4049
- Dennis M. Brown, County Attorney
- Lynne A. Bizzarro, Chief Deputy County Attorney
- Gail M. Lolis, Deputy County Attorney
•General Litigation - (631) 853-4851
- Leonard Kapsalis, Deputy Bureau Chief
•Municipal Law - (631) 853-5130
- Phyllis Seidman, Bureau Chief
•Social Services/Family Court - (631) 853-5761
- Michael W. Heiser, Deputy Bureau Chief
•Torts Litigation - (631) 853-4055
- Susan A. Flynn, Bureau Chief
Laws of Suffolk County
Commonly Asked Questions of the County Attorney:
Q: Can the County Attorney or the Suffolk County Department of Law represent or give advice to residents of the County in legal matters or disputes?
A: No, by law the County Attorney is the legal advisor to the County. While it is the job of the County Executive and Legislature to serve the residents of Suffolk County, the County Attorney's job is to give legal advice to all elected county officials, as well as County Departments, agencies, and commissions on governmental matters. The County Attorney cannot offer you personal legal counsel.
Q: How can I find a lawyer to represent me?
A: The New York State Unified Court System offers a directory of lawyers in your area. You can contact the Suffolk County Bar Association Lawyer Referral & Information Service at (631) 234-5577.
Frequently asked questions that the County Attorney's Office is ethically PROHIBITED from answering:
Q: How do I file a claim against Suffolk County?
Q: Where and how do I serve court papers on Suffolk County?
Q: Can you give me legal advice?
Q: Can you recommend an attorney?