Dallas City Attorney

The Government Services Section provides legal services to all City of Dallas Departments to prepare and approve City contracts, including but not limited to, services contracts, construction contracts, professional contracts, design build contracts and inter-local agreements. The attorneys have expertise in a wide-area of law in areas, such as: procurement, water, airports, technology, emergency preparedness, construction, transportation, staffing, library services, solid waste, public works, public finance, health and pension, utility and solid waste franchising, streets, insurance, high technology, risk management and civil service. The attorneys also review Administrative Actions for city departments to check for compliance with the City Charter and City Code, ordinances, directives, and policies. Numerous legal opinions on a variety of issues such as bonding, competitive bid law, redistricting and elections, and the City Charter are prepared by attorneys in this section. The Government Services Department clients are city management and all city departments and groups.

Current Attorney Staff

Robert (Bob) Sims
(Section Head)

Barbara McAninch
(Deputy Section Head)

John Dugdale

Milton Henderson

Don Knight

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