The Office of the General Counsel provides professional legal advice, representation and counsel to the USF System including USF Health and campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee. Our experienced attorneys and support team work closely together to provide responsive, timely and accurate legal advice and counsel to the University of South Florida, including its component units, direct support organizations and the Board of Trustees.

Our daily work is focused on facilitating the implementation of USF’s strategic vision, priorities and goals. We remain dedicated to a tradition of excellence, professionalism, fairness, ethics and diversity. Our attorneys combine many years of service in higher education and we look forward to empowering our clients with the legal knowledge needed to enhance independent decision-making.

On this website you will find helpful links to legal research, regulations, policies and other client resources. We hope that you will find these resources beneficial and we actively seek your input regarding additional content.

Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone at (813) 974-2131 or in writing.