At a meeting today the Leon County Commission decided to hire Chasity O’Steen as the next county attorney. The current County Attorney, Herbert W.A. Thiele, plans to retire effective March 31, 2020.
The hiring process included individual commissioner interviews which were followed by full Leon County Commission interviews.
O’Steen beat out Cynthia Everett, Mark Moriarty, and LaShawn Riggans.
The target start date for the new County Attorney is February 3rd or March 2nd 2020.
•Chasity O’Steen Bio: 16 years of experience practicing law, including 5 years of experience serving as General Counsel or Deputy General Counsel for the Florida Department of Children and Families, the Florida Department of Financial Services, and the Florida Department of Management Services. 10 years of experience practicing local government law in private practice with Sniffen & Spellman, P.A., Rose, Sundstrom & Bentley, LLP (now Sundstrom & Mindlin, LLP), and Hopping, Green & Sams, P.A. Member of the Florida Bar in good standing. Board-Certified in City, County and Local Government Law, 2012-2016.