County Attorney’s Office

David Migut, County AttorneyDavid Migut
County Attorney
St. Johns County, Florida

DAVID MIGUT was appointed as County Attorney for St. Johns County, Florida in October 2021. He rejoins St. Johns County, after previously working here from 2011 to 2015, most recently as Senior Assistant County Attorney. Immediately prior to becoming County Attorney, Mr. Migut worked as Assistant General Counsel for the City of Jacksonville, and has also served as City Attorney for the City of Marathon and as Assistant City Attorney for the City of Fort Myers. Mr. Migut has also served as an adjunct professor at Florida State College at Jacksonville and Florida Southwestern State College.

Mr. Migut received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, cum laude, from the University of Miami in 1998. He obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida in 2001, with a certificate in environmental and land use law.

Mr. Migut is a member of the Florida Bar, and has been Board Certified in City, County & Local Government Law since 2007. He is also a member of the Illinois Bar (inactive), and is admitted to the United States District Court for the Middle, Northern and Southern Districts of Florida, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He currently serves on the Executive Council of the City, County & Local Government Law Section of the Florida Bar.

 

Lex Taylor
Deputy County Attorney

LEX TAYLOR was appointed as Deputy County Attorney for St. Johns County, Florida in April 2022. Immediately prior to becoming Deputy County Attorney, Mr. Taylor worked as City Attorney for the City of Saint Augustine Beach and the School Board Attorney for Putnam County. Mr. Taylor also served as senior legislative aide for a County Commissioner in Hillsborough County and as Senatorial Staff of the U.S. Congressional Joint Economic Committee. In between public service, Mr. Taylor has been a partner in a general practice law firm.

Mr. Taylor received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and minor in English from the University of Florida in 1998, when he was also induced into the University of Florida Hall of Fame. He obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida in 2011. Mr. Taylor is a member of the Florida Bar.

 

Bradley Bulthuis
Senior Assistant County Attorney

BRADLEY BULTHUIS is a Senior Assistant County Attorney for St. Johns County, Florida, serving as the chief litigation attorney. Mr. Bulthuis joined the Office of the County Attorney in 2016 as an Assistant County Attorney. Prior to that, Mr. Bulthuis served as a law clerk in the chambers of the Honorable Timothy J. Corrigan of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Before entering public service, Mr. Bulthuis was in the litigation practice group of an international law firm, with a focus on product liability. Mr. Bulthuis is a graduate of Calvin College and the University of Illinois College of Law and is admitted to practice in Florida and Illinois. Mr. Bulthuis is Florida Bar Board Certified in City, County and Local Government Law.

 

Christine Valliere
Senior Assistant County Attorney
CHRISTINE VALLIERE, Esq.
, joined the Office of the County Attorney in December 2020 as an Assistant County Attorney. Prior to that, Ms. Valliere served as an Assistant County Attorney in Brevard County, Florida. Ms. Valliere is a graduate of the University of Florida and Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

 

Jalisa Ferguson
Assistant County Attorney

JALISA FERGUSON joined the Office in September 2021. Prior to joining the Office, Ms. Ferguson served as an Assistant Public Defender in the 7th Judicial Circuit of Florida. Ms. Ferguson received her Bachelors of Arts from Flagler College. She obtained her Juris Doctorate from Michigan State University College of Law.

 

Kealey West
Assistant County Attorney

KEALEY WEST joined the County Attorney's Office in March 2022. Prior to joining the County Attorney's Office, Ms. West worked as Assistant General Counsel for the City of Jacksonville and an Assistant General Counsel with the St. Johns River Water Management District.

Ms. West earned her law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law.

Prior to starting her law career, Ms. West served as a Non-Commissioned Officer in the United States Army Military Police Corps.

Ms. West is admitted to the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, and is a member of the Florida Bar Association, the Florida Association of County Attorneys, and the Jacksonville Bar Association.