Contact Us

  1. City Attorney


    Physical Address
    400 South Federal Highway
    Second Floor
    Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

    Phone: (954) 457-1325
    Fax: (954) 457-1660

    Hours

    7:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Monday - Thursday 

  1. Jennifer Merino

    City Attorney
    Phone: (954) 457-1327

    Jennifer Merino has served as the City Attorney since 2017.  She is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in City, County, and Local Government Law.  Board certification is Florida’s official, independent determination of a lawyer’s expertise to practice in a specialty field of law. It is the gold standard for Florida lawyers, with only approximately 7% of all attorneys obtaining the designation, according to the Florida Bar.

    Ms. Merino has over 15 years of local government experience.  Prior to her appointment as City Attorney, she was General Counsel for the Broward Office of the Inspector General, an independent agency that investigates the county and municipal governments in Broward County for fraud, waste, abuse, misfeasance and malfeasance.   Ms. Merino provided chief legal officer representation to the agency and also oversaw an investigative team that specialized in public procurement and contract management reviews.  Ms. Merino was awarded a Certified Inspector General designation by the national Association of Inspectors General in 2015.


  2. Andre McKenney

    Deputy City Attorney
    Phone: (954) 457-1325

  3. Elizabeth Laconte

    Assistant City Attorney
    Phone: (954) 457-1326