PORT RICHEY — Nancy S. Meyer will replace James Mathieu as Port Richey’s city attorney, the City Council decided unanimously Jan. 10. The position is part-time and the attorney is hired as an independent contractor.
Meyer will be the city’s lead attorney, but Port Richey will have access to the services of the entire team at Trask Daigneault, a Clearwater-based law firm that specializes in representing municipalities, she and Thomas Trask told members. of the council at its regular meeting.
Prior to joining Trask Daigneault, Meyer was a Senior Deputy County Attorney in Pinellas County from 2013 to 2020. He was also an Assistant State’s Attorney for the 6th Judicial Circuit in Clearwater from 1998 to 2002. In private practice, he specialized in workers’ compensation defense as an assistant principal associate attorney at Abbey, Adams, Byelick & Mueller, based in St. Petersburg.
For two years, she taught civil litigation, business law, and bankruptcy as an adjunct professor at St. Petersburg College.
She was a professor at the University of South Florida, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in finance. She received her JD degree from Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport.
Meyer was admitted to the Florida Bar as well as the Middle and Northern Districts, US District Court, Florida; and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Trask told the City Council that while Meyer would be the lead attorney, his firm works as a team. He said Trask Daigneault represents more than 15 municipalities in Pinellas County and six of his attorneys are board certified in city, county and local government law by the Florida Bar.
Also at the meeting, the council gave final approval to allow the sale of alcohol on Sunday mornings.