Department of Management Services

Office of the General Counsel

The Office of the General Counsel provides legal advice and determinations about the proper interpretation and application of Florida law to the program areas and divisions of the Department of Management Services including but not limited to: collective bargaining, procurement, personnel, retirement, state group insurance, building construction, leasing, private prisons, state fleet management and facility management. The Office of the General Counsel represents the agency in litigation before all state, federal, and administrative forums.

The Department of Management Services' Office of the General Counsel includes the Agency Clerk and Chief Ethics Officer.


Open Government

The Department of Management Services is committed to assisting the public in its right to inspect and obtain copies of agency records pursuant to the Public Records Act, Chapter 119, Florida Statutes. The agency strives to provide the highest level of customer service, for the best value, in an open, transparent setting. For a list of division or office contact information, please visit the Open Government page on our website.

You may also request a record by contacting our office.

Department of Management Services
Office of the General Counsel
4050 Esplanade Way, Suite 160
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0950
Phone: 850-487-1082
Fax: 850-922-6312


Staff Contacts:
Please note that all DMS employee email addresses follow the format:

Chasity O’Steen General Counsel
Paul Rendleman Deputy General Counsel - Policy and Procurement
Sean Gellis Deputy General Counsel - Litigation
Diane Wint Agency Clerk
Julie Morales Deputy Agency Clerk

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