Municipal Court Prosecutor
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.
Miles Risley, 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.
Does the City Attorney's office assist citizens in their private legal matters?
I need legal help, but I cannot afford an attorney.
My landlord has evicted me. What can I do?
I need to discuss my Municipal Court case with someone.
Can I handle my divorce without hiring an attorney?
Can I cut the limbs from my neighbor’s tree that extend over to my property?
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City of Wichita Falls
1300 7th Street, Wichita Falls, TX 76307-7531