Lori A. Tetreault, Deputy County Attorney
Lori Tetreault joined the Charlotte County Attorney’s Office in February 2012 and handles county procurement, and labor and employment issues for the County. She was named Deputy County Attorney in February, 2016.
Ms. Tetreault received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Radford University in Radford, Virginia in 1981. She received her Juris Doctorate Degree, with Honors, from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law in Gainesville in 1992. After law school, Ms. Tetreault served for one year as a Trial Attorney Intern with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Washington, D.C. Thereafter, she entered private practice in Gainesville, where she represented plaintiffs in environmental whistle-blower and employment discrimination cases in state courts and before the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges. In 1998, Ms. Tetreault became Assistant General Counsel, and later Senior Attorney, at the Southwest Florida Water Management District in Brooksville, where she served as the District’s employment and ethics attorney until joining the County Attorney’s Office. Ms. Tetreault is admitted to practice in all courts in the State of Florida and before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. She is a member of the Florida Association of County Attorneys and the Charlotte County Bar Association.
Thomas M. David, Assistant County AttorneyThomas M. David joined the Charlotte County Attorney's Office in May 2017 as Assistant County Attorney and handles building construction services; code compliance and contractor licensing; foreclosure matters; and general liability claims. He comes with 28 years of experience from both the public and private sectors, having practiced in the areas of Real Estate Law, specializing in land use, zoning, foreclosure and defense and general litigation; Government Relations Law, including administrative and lobbying; and Non-profit Law.
Mr. David was born in Buffalo, New York and lived in Miami for over 30 years. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Florida in 1989, his Master in Business Administration Degree from Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida in 1994, and his Juris Doctorate Degree from the Florida International University College of Law in 2005. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. David worked as Chief of Staff for the Miami-Dade County Manager and for a number of private and public sector entities. His broad experience includes several years as Executive Director of the We Will Rebuild Foundation, which focused on aiding Miami's recovery from Hurricane Andrew.
He is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Northern Districts of Florida. He has been a member of the Florida Bar since 2006, and is a current member of the Florida Association of County Attorneys.
Philip Fairman, Assistant County Attorney
Philip Fairman joined the County Attorney’s team in January 2009. As an Assistant County Attorney, he handles general liability claims and litigation matters, and bankruptcy proceedings.
Mr. Fairman earned his undergraduate degree in 1975 from the University of Cincinnati and his Juris Doctorate Degree in 1982 from the University of Tulsa. He comes to Charlotte County with 17 years of litigation experience, having handled over 50 jury trials involving negligence, wrongful death, and construction; and hundreds of hours in depositions, settlement negotiations, pre-trial, trial, and post-trial litigation. He has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1983 and is admitted to practice in all Florida state courts. He is also a member of the Florida Association of County Attorneys.
Marilyn W. Miller, Assistant County Attorney
Marilyn Miller joined the Charlotte County Attorney's office in September, 2014 handling water issues, utilities, regulated industries and franchises, sanitation, telecommunications, and housing.
Mrs. Miller attended St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York and was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government in 1977. She received her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida in 1980. She has worked in local government in Southwest Florida for most of her career, having served previously as an Assistant Lee County Attorney, Assistant Lee County School Board Attorney, Assistant Cape Coral City Attorney, and as Town Attorney for the Town of Fort Myers Beach. Mrs. Miller has extensive experience in all aspects of local government law, including utilities, labor and employment, real estate and land use. She is a member of the Florida Bar Association and is admitted to federal practice in the Middle District of Florida and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. She is a past member of the Lee County Horizon Council, the Lee County Bar Association, the Cape Coral Bar Association, and has volunteered for the American Heart Association. She is current member of the Charlotte County Bar Association.
Pooja Patel, Assistant County Attorney
Pooja Patel joined the Charlotte County Attorney’s Office in March 2014 and provides legal services to Public Works and Fiscal Administrative Services, which includes the MSBU/TU's system.
Ms. Patel received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology and Law, and her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Florida. She previously worked for the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation prosecuting cases for the Construction Industry Licensing Board in Tallahassee. She has been a member of the Florida Bar since 2008, and is a current member of the Florida Association of County Attorneys and the Charlotte County Bar Association, and Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Charlotte Class of 2018.