The Dallas City Attorney's Office represents the City of Dallas in a wide variety of legal matters.
That is quite a job! Our office handles hundreds of lawsuits and other civil matters involving the City every year. Additionally, we handle hundreds of thousands of cases involving violations of City ordinances and state law that are filed annually in municipal court. Our office also drafts thousands of contracts, ordinances, and resolutions each year and advises the City Council, the City Manager, boards and commissions, and city employees on many legal issues that arise on a daily basis at the City. Our Community Courts section provides restorative justice and services for individuals who need assistance. Finally, our Community Prosecution section enhances the quality of life for Dallas residents by focusing on proactive, community-oriented solutions to code issues throughout the city.
-Christopher J. Caso, City Attorney
The General Counsel Division drafts ordinances and contracts and provides legal advice and counsel to the City Council, Boards and Commissions and City Staff.
The Litigation Division handles claims and lawsuits involving the City and its Officers and Employees.
The Community Advocacy Division is committed to the pro-active use of the law to resolve community-based problems by engaging residents and coordinating City services.