Civil Division

The Civil Division of the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office acts as General Counsel for Tarrant County and its elected or appointed officials.

The Civil Division provides legal advice to elected and appointed officials in Tarrant County. These officials include the Commissioners Court, its administrator and directors, the sheriff, the district and county clerks, the county auditor, the purchasing agent and many others. Specifically, the Civil Division advises these officials on issues involving transportation, subdivision developments and permitting, open records, open meetings, inter-local agreements, elections, purchasing including software agreements and professional services, construction, real estate, legislation and many other general areas of law.

Additionally, the Civil Division represents and defends Tarrant County and its officials in all aspects of civil litigation. Practice areas include, but are not limited to, personal injury, property damage, civil rights, contracts, collections, condemnations, employment law, or bail bond forfeitures in both state and federal trial and appellate courts.

Whether the lawsuit sounds in tort or contract, the Civil Division represents Tarrant County as plaintiff or defendant.