Office of the State Attorney
2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way – Bldg D
Viera, Fl. 32940
Phil was elected State Attorney of the 18th Judicial Circuit for Brevard and Seminole Counties in November of 2012 and took office on January 8, 2013.
Phil served the office as an Assistant State Attorney for over 28 years prior to being elected. He created and ran the nationally recognized Operation Cease-Fire where he was responsible for the review and filing of all firearm related crimes. He supervised the White Collar Crime, Civil and Consumer Fraud unit for over 10 years. He has won the annual State Attorney Pride In Excellence award twice, the Brevard County Bar Association 2010 Government Attorney Professionalism Award, the Community Partner Award from the Seminole County Bar Association, the 2013 Crimeline State Attorney Award and most recently 2014 Crimeline Dr. Robert Doering Award.
Phil has been involved in several crime prevention and outreach programs initiated by the State Attorney’s office, including Brevard County Weed & Seed and the Neighborhood State Attorney Initiative which uses innovative strategies to reach out to our youth and make our neighborhoods safer. Phil was awarded the Forerunner Award by Weed & Seed for his leadership and commitment. Phil is actively involved with local Veterans organizations and has received recognition for his work with the annual Stand Down Brevard. Phil is a nationally recognized speaker and has lectured at the National Advocacy Center for the National District Attorneys Association.
Phil holds a Juris Doctorate Degree from Florida State University and a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from the University of Central Florida.