The City Attorney and the Legal Department serve as the Chief Legal
Advisors to the City of Harlingen, a home rule municipality organized under the
Texas Constitution and the laws of the State of Texas.
The Legal Department serves as advisor and counselor to the Mayor and City Commissioners, as well as to the City Manager and all executive management
department heads. In addition, the Legal Department serves as legal advisor to
certain boards appointed by the City Commission.
The Legal Department represents the City and its officials in court
proceedings, in arbitrations, and before administrative agencies. The City Attorney
oversees prosecutions in Municipal Court, and supervises the work of specialized
attorneys hired by the City to handle special projects on behalf of the City.
Communications to the Legal Department should be directed to , Legal Assistant, at the telephone number or email address indicated below.