City Attorney's Office
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.
In the News
Many legal cases that occur outside our City can impact City operations and the residents we serve. To provide effective legal services, we need to stay up to date on legal issues being considered at the local, state, and national level.
Federal Voting Litigation
- Texas Mail-in Voting Temporarily Expanded - Again - as Federal Judge Overrules State Supreme Court
- Federal Appeals Court Temporarily Blocks Voting-by-Mail Expansion in Texas
State Voting Litigation
- Texas Supreme Court: Mail-in Voting Can't Expand Due to Lack of Coronavirus Immunity
- Texas Supreme Court Halts Counties From Issuing Mail-in Ballots to Voters Afraid of Virus
- Why Austin's Legal Fight Leaves Dallas in Uphill Battle to Save Paid Sick Time Ordinance
- Abbott Suspends Open Meetings Act over Coronavirus Pandemic
- Right-of-Way Compensation Lawsuit Progresses: Assistant Attorney General Argues That $6.6 Million Loss to City of Dallas Is of Little Concern
- San Antonio Paid Sick Leave Requirement Blocked by State Judge
- Parts of Austin's Short-Term Rental Rules Unconstitutional, Court Finds
- Religious Displays in City Hall (PDF)
- City Notifies Homeless Living in Camps of New Rules
- Texas Cities Suing over New Law That Cuts Telecom Fees, Saying It Won't Save You Money
- Small Cell Lawsuit Amended: Adds Video/Phone Franchise Bill
- Texas Municipal League: Paid Sick Leave Ordinances
- Federal Appeals Court: President's Blocking of Twitter Users Violates First Amendment
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.