Dallas City Attorney

Assistant City Attorney

General Counsel Division

Economic and Community Development (Section Head)

Barbara Martínez joined the Dallas City Attorney's Office in 1992. She is the Section Head of the Economic and Community Development section of the General Counsel division.  Barbara provides legal counsel to the Office of Economic Development, Housing/Community Services, Cultural Affairs, Convention & Event Services, and Public Works Departments.


  • The University of Texas at Austin, School of Law
    Doctor of Jurisprudence, May 1992
  • University of North Texas
    M.S. and B.S., Accounting/Tax 1985

Affiliations & Activities

  • Admitted to the State Bar of Texas, November, 1992

Prior Experience

  • Ernst & Young, Tax Division (1985-1988)