Dallas City Attorney

Attorney Profile


Assistant City Attorney

Community Advocacy Division

Old East Dallas Community Prosecutor

Adam McGough joined the Dallas City Attorney’s Office in 2005. He is dedicated to serving the community through creative dispute resolution, facilitative community interaction, and the proactive use of law to strengthen communities.


  • Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine School of Law
    LL.M. in Dispute Resolution, Concentration in Mediation, July 2005
  • Dedman Law School, Southern Methodist University
    J.D., May 2003
  • Oxford University, University College, Comparative Law Training
  • University of San Francisco Law School, Intensive Advocacy Training
  • University of Texas at Austin
    B.A. Economics, May 2000

Affiliations & Activities

  • Admitted to the State Bar of Texas, May 2003
  • Admitted to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, December, 2003
  • Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas, 2004
  • College of the State Bar of Texas, 2005
  • Texas Association of Mediators, Member since 2003
  • Credentialed Advanced Mediator, Texas Mediator Credentialing Association, 2003
  • Dallas Young Lawyers Association,
    o 2004 Leadership Class
    o Co-Chair of the Poker for Playgrounds Committee
  • Dallas Bar Association
    o Dispute Resolution Section
    o Litigation Section
    o 2006 Legal Ethics Committee Member
    o 2006 Law in Schools Committee Member
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Texas Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Association of Conflict Resolution, Dallas Chapter

Publications & Presentations

  • Mediation Training – Presenter for Basic 40 hour Mediation Training Program
  • Visiting Professor – University of San Francisco Law School, Intensive Advocacy Program
  • Association for Conflict Resolution – Presentation on Harvard Negotiation Project

Prior Experience

  • McGough Law Firm, PLLC. – Solo Practitioner with general law practice
  • Judicial Extern for The Honorable Karen Gren Johnson, 95th District Court of Dallas
  • Legislative Aid for State Representative Jim McReynolds