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  • 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.)

  • 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

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.

Contact Us
Contact Information
Julia Vasquez, Acting
City Attorney
Linda Merrill, Legal Assistant
1300 7th St., Room 108
Wichita Falls, Texas 76301



Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.