Dallas City Attorney

The Personal Injury Section includes four attorneys, three of whom are Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Trial Law; the remaining member is working towards obtaining their certification. The group has more than 65 years of litigation experience in state and federal courts.

The Personal Injury Section's primary responsibility is to defend the City of Dallas and its employees in personal injury lawsuits, but the section also handles significant litigation other than personal injury cases, such as water main ruptures and sewage spill incidents.

This section also provides representation to employees subpoenaed to testify by deposition in cases in which the city is not a party; provides advice to risk management in the handling of complex claims; investigates and makes recommendations on death claims made against the city; provides advice, assistance, and the filing of suit if necessary, to collect money owed to the city for property damage and workers' compensation benefits paid to city employees; and pursues collection of accounts, including hotel-motel taxes, referred by other city departments.