Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm
Reporter – News Analyst
February 11, 2015 2:52 p.m.

Michael S. Mullin
Michael S. Mullin

Despite some eleventh hour hiccups, former Nassau County Attorney Mike Mullin will return to the county in his former position effective March 2, 2015. Commissioners made the selection official today, February 11, 2015. Mullin has been in private practice with the law firm of Rogers Towers for the past 8 years. But he previously served as Nassau County attorney for 25 years between 1982-2007.

Although the Nassau County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously authorizing Board Chair Pat Edwards to sign the employment contract, both commissioners Steve Kelley and George Spicer initially opposed the contract on the grounds that it was too generous both in terms of salary and benefits.  Mullin’s total compensation package will come in around $200,000, about $4,000 higher than that of the late David Hallman, the previous county attorney.

For more coverage of the meeting and details of the contract, read a fuller account in the Nassau County Independent

Suanne Thamm 4Editor’s Note: Suanne Z. Thamm is a native of Chautauqua County, NY, who moved to Fernandina Beach from Alexandria,VA, in 1994. As a long time city resident and city watcher, she provides interesting insight into the many issues that impact our city. We are grateful for Suanne’s many contributions to the Fernandina Observer.

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Dave Lott
Dave Lott (@guest_28298)
7 years ago

Mike’s persuasive power as a strong negotiator came through again. Congratulations Mike.

Larry Myers
Larry Myers (@guest_28432)
7 years ago

Mike,
Your 25 years experience as a County Attorney and your many more years as a lawyer will bring considerable experience, legal knowledge and wisdom to the Nassau County Commission. More importantly, the People of Nassau County, need a calm reassuring independent legal opinion on the many challenging issues facing our Government.
Thank you Mike for enduring several grueling negotiations and not just standing up and walking out. We need your common sense and counsel. You will immediately save the tax payers many many times your salary with good impartial advice and legal opinions.

Andrew Curtin
Andrew Curtin(@bkdriverajcgmail-com)
7 years ago

Thanks to Commissioners Kelley and Spicer for standing firm in opposition to what certainly appears to be an excessively generous compensation package(total about 253k per year).Hope he’s worth it.We’ll be paying for a long time.

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