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?
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.
How can I find a lawyer to represent me?
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.