City Attorney

Mission Statement

The mission of the City Attorney's Office is to provide quality legal representation and advice to the City Commission of the City of Texas City, Texas and its administrative departments.

Departmental Operations

The City Attorney's Office is staffed with a part-time City Attorney (appointed by the City Commission) and a Legal Assistant.

The essential function of the City Attorney's Office is to:

  • Oversee all legal matters of the City
  • Ensure the efficient operation of the City's Municipal Court Prosecution Services
  • Represent the City during negotiations surrounding Police and Fire Collective Bargaining Issues, Arbitration, Appeals
  • Write Legal Opinions and Ordinances and Resolutions that govern the City in its daily operations

The City Attorney's Office also handles all notices claims that may lead to potential litigation and litigation matters not covered by the City's insurance carrier and assists to the greatest degree possible in those matters handled by outside general counsel. 

Professionalism

As you know, the practice of law in a public sector is a noble undertaking of responsibility. The City Attorney's Office recognizes that responsibility and asserts its professionalism to act competently, honestly, efficiently and ethically in all legal matters and interactions governing the City of Texas City, Texas.

Vision

The City Attorney's Office will operate as a team and have the trust of its clients by providing quality sound legal advice that is timely and consistent with room for professional development as it strives to enhance the quality of their work ethics and professional reputation.

The City Attorney's Office does not provide legal advice to members of the public. The City Attorney's Office is limited to only providing legal advice, counsel and representation to the Mayor, Members of the City Commission, City Staff and their departmental employees in all civil matters regarding the City of Texas City, Texas.