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V. Lynn Whitfield,
City Attorney

Andre McKenney,
Assistant City Attorney

            L. Chris Saunders,
Assistant City Attorney

Michelle Mack,

400 South Federal Highway

Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

Ph: (954) 457-1325



8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Monday – Friday

City Attorney Bio
V. Lynn Whitfield has served as the City Attorney for Hallandale Beach since December, 2011.  She is a graduate of University of Miami School of Law and has practiced in the tri-county area for over thirty years.

The majority of her legal career has been spent in the public sector having served as an Assistant State Attorney; Assistant Public Defender; Assistant City Attorney for the City of West Palm Beach; City Attorney for the City of Pahokee and North Miami.

Ms. Whitfield is a very experienced trial attorney and was the Chief Litigator for the City of West Palm Beach.

In addition she has appeared as a legal commentator for an ABC affiliate station and PBS.  She has lectured to national, state and local organizations.  She is a trained National Institute of Trial Advocacy Instructor.

Ms. Whitfield has held many leadership roles in legal organizations including the Presidency of the Craig S. Barnard American Inns of Court; Palm Beach Criminal Defense Lawyers Association; Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter National Bar Association; F. Malcolm Cunningham Sr. Bar Association; Past Director of Palm Beach County Bar Association and Past Chair of Gulfstream Goodwill Industries.


The City Attorney’s office provides in-house legal advice to the City Commission, City Manager and all City departments and represents the City in a variety of legal proceedings. The City Attorney's Office cannot represent members of the community in legal matters.  

If you are a member of the public and require legal assistance, you may contact Legal Aid at (954)765-8950 or visit their website.

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