General Counsel

Bobby Lippelman joined Sheriff Leeper’s administration as General Counsel in February of 2013.  Bobby is a graduate of the University of Florida (B.S., 1998) and Vermont Law School (J.D., 2002; M.S.E.L., MagnaCum Laude, 2002).  Before joining Sheriff Leeper’s administration, Bobby was appointed and served as an Assistant State Attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit of Florida (Nassau, Duval, and Clay counties) for almost nine years.  Bobby was assigned as a senior trial attorney in several divisions, including the Repeat Offender Court and Special Prosecution divisions.  Bobby was a member of the State Attorney’s Office Homicide Unit for two years and later supervised all wiretap and long-term, major drug trafficking and gang racketeering related investigations arising in State Court in the Fourth Judicial Circuit.  Bobby received an award from the State Attorney’s Office for completing the highest number of jury trials in the Fourth Judicial Circuit in 2007.  Bobby was assigned to the Nassau County State Attorney’s Office in 2008 and 2009.  After his tenure as an Assistant State Attorney, Bobby concentrated his legal practice in civil litigation as an associate attorney in a local law firm and later as a Managing Member and founder of the law firm of Lippelman Horan, P.L.  Bobby is admitted to practice law in the Courts of the State of Florida and the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida.

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The General Counsel’s Office provides research, analysis and interpretation of a wide range of civil, criminal, appellate, and administrative law.  The General Counsel advises Sheriff Leeper and senior administrative staff on legal issues arising from all operations of the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office.  The General Counsel is responsible for providing agency personnel with updates on new laws and changing laws, monitoring potential risk and pending litigation, and conducting applicable in-service training.  The General Counsel also handles civil litigation on behalf of the agency arising from the Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act.

The General Counsel is not a legal advisor for the public and is not authorized by law to tender legal advice to private citizens.  Nassau County citizens can refer to the State website for guidance at