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Legal
Responsibilities            Legal Dept. Staff
  • Defend the City, its officers and employees (while in performance of their official duties) against lawsuits
  • Draft contracts, leases, deeds, and other legal instruments, to be used on behalf of the governmental entity
  • Attend City Council meetings and various board and commission meetings, as required
  • The Legal Department also prosecutes violations at Municipal Court:
    • Traffic (Speeding, running a stop sign, etc.)
    • Health Violations (Dogs at large, smoking in prohibited areas, etc.)
    • Code (Weeds & grass, junked vehicles, parking in front yard, etc.)

Services
  • Represent the City of Wichita Falls in litigation.
  • Protect the City’s interests regarding rates charged by utility companies
  • Prosecute health, traffic, and code violations at Municipal Court

Notice
This office provides effective legal representation in defense of lawsuits filed against the City of Wichita Falls. However, this service does not extend to providing legal advice to citizens on personal issues. The assistance of a private attorney may be required.