The City Attorney and staff cannot provide legal advice to private individuals on personal legal matters.
The City Attorney's Office is committed to providing outstanding, professional legal services for the City Council, City Manager, and all City operations. The Office serves as general counsel for the City, and also provides transactional, advisory, and litigation services. The Office is responsible for:
Drafting and reviewing proposed ordinances and resolutions
Reviewing legal documents and papers
Assisting in the development of contracts and other binding documents
Providing legal counsel in other matters in which the City may be interested
In addition, prosecutors are provided through the Office to represent the State of Texas in Municipal Court proceedings.
When the City of Denton is engaged in litigation, it is our goal to proactively protect taxpayer resources by working to resolve claims and cases. The Office also strives to keep the public informed about cases throughout the legal process and once we achieve a resolution.