State Attorney for the Tenth Judicial Circuit of Florida
Brian Haas is the State Attorney for the Tenth Judicial Circuit of Florida, including Polk, Highlands and Hardee Counties. He was elected State Attorney in 2016 and was re-elected in 2020 for a term continuing through January 2025. As State Attorney, he is responsible for all criminal prosecutions in the Tenth Judicial Circuit. Mr. Haas has 90 attorneys working for him as Assistant State Attorneys in his five offices throughout the circuit. Last year, the State Attorney’s Office handled more than 11,000 felony cases and 20,000 misdemeanor and criminal traffic cases.
Prior to being elected as State Attorney, Brian Haas served as an Assistant State Attorney. During that time, he prosecuted crimes ranging from misdemeanors to Capital Felonies, including the prosecution of cases where children were victims of physical and sexual abuse.
Mr. Haas was raised in Polk County and graduated from Bartow High School. In 1997, he graduated from Flagler College and in 2000, graduated from the University of Florida College of Law. Brian and his wife are very active in their church and community.
Brian Haas is honored to serve as State Attorney and works every day to ensure that the Tenth Judicial Circuit is a great place to live, work and visit.