Town Attorney

The Commission shall appoint a Town Attorney as it may deem necessary who shall act as legal advisor to the Town Manager, Town Council, Town Clerk, and such other boards and commissions as the Town Council shall designate. The Town Attorney shall assume such other duties as prescribed by the Town Council. The current Town Attorney is John Reid.

Town Attorney:
Law Office of John Reid 

113 S. Monroe St., 1st Floor
Tallahassee, FL 32301
T: 850-201-7280 F: 850-807-5280
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About John Reid:
John Reid is an attorney with nearly two (2) decades of experience in Florida’s political and government arenas, beginning his career as Legal Counsel to a prominent member of the Florida Senate who served as the Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, Chairman of the Senate Community Affairs Committee, Ranking Member of the Senate Banking & Insurance Committee, and Ranking Member of the Senate Regulated Industries Committee.

An attorney in Florida since 2000, John has experience handling administrative and family law matters, civil litigation, construction disputes, state appeals and government relations. Additionally, John is currently the Town Attorney for Greenville, Florida, the childhood home of Ray Charles, and recently served as outside counsel to the City of Tallahassee Independent Ethics Board.

John also served as Special Counsel to a prominent statewide trade association where he was responsible for drafting bills and amendments, providing thorough analyses of legislation, lobbying members of the executive and legislative branches of Florida government, and preparing legal memoranda and other documents.

John served as General Counsel to Lawson & Associates, a lobbying and communications firm based out of Tallahassee. Working with now Congressman Al Lawson, John represented clients before the Legislature, drafted legislation and prepared legal memoranda. The firm’s clients include a respectable list of organizations within the corporate, nonprofit and political arenas.

A graduate of the University of Miami School of Law, John is licensed to practice law in Florida and the District of Columbia and is admitted to the United States Supreme Court and all federal courts in Florida. John currently handles matters before federal and state courts and the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings as well as before the Florida’s Legislature and Executive Branch and state agencies.

John is active in the North Florida Community and hosts a weekly radio show on Real Talk 93.3 FM devoted to the law, politics and current events.

John is married and has two children. The Reid family lives in Tallahassee.