City Attorney

The City Attorney provides legal advice, support and direction to the City Council and the City staff in their capacity of performing official City duties. The Attorney’s functions include review of contracts, drafting of ordinances, defending the City against legal actions and prosecuting cases on behalf of the City.

Services Provided

Mr. Doody and his firm provide full legal service to the City in all legal areas, including:
  • Drafting and administration of municipal ordinances and contracts
  • Land use matters
  • Legal interpretation
  • Litigation
  • Real estate transactions
His services also include general legal advice on matters including:
  • Bond issues
  • Civil service rights
  • Code enforcement
  • Community redevelopment
  • Labor relations
  • Planning and zoning


Over the course of several decades, Mr. Doody has represented governmental entities such as municipalities, community redevelopment agencies, housing authorities and water control districts. In his capacity either as a City attorney or general counsel, he has the responsibility of addressing and resolving all facets of legal issues attendant to the day-to-day operation of a governmental entity. He also represents governmental clients in both Federal and Florida State courts when the litigation involves constitutional issues, zoning issues and employee relations.

He is admitted to the Florida and Illinois Bars and admitted to practice before the:
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Supreme Court