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.

Recent News

Federal Voting Litigation

State Voting Litigation

Other News

Notable Cases

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.