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Legal Department

The City of Houston Legal Department strives to provide the highest quality municipal legal services to the City, its elected and appointed officials, and its employees in the most efficient manner feasible through adherence to the following guiding principles:

  • Quality & Service – Achieving high customer satisfaction as judged by our clients,
  • Partnership & Teamwork – Working cooperatively internally and with our clients to achieve the City’s goals,
  • Integrity & Candor – Acting with a commitment to honesty and ethical behavior,
  • Dignity & Diversity – Demonstrating esteem for the worth of each individual,
  • Innovation & Imagination – Seeking novel and creative approaches to achieving the City’s objectives.

Comprised of over 100 of Houston’s finest attorneys across ten sections, the Legal Department has the pivotal role of providing litigation support, negotiating and drafting contracts, handling taxation matters, advising on personnel actions, dealing with the acquisition of sale of City property, overseeing City elections, handling redistricting matters, and dealing with neighborhood protection and quality of life issues. Every employee is committed to the Department’s motto – “Service Through Law.”

City Attorney David FeldmanAbout the City Attorney

David M. Feldman was born August 19, 1949, in Lake Charles, Louisiana.  He holds a B.A. in Political Science from LSU (1970) and a J.D., summa cum laude, from South Texas College of Law (1976).  Feldman served as a U.S. Army Infantry Officer from 1970 to 1972, and was employed at the NASA-Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center from 1972 to 1976. 

Feldman was appointed as City Attorney by Mayor Parker in April 2010.  Over the course of his 33 years in private practice he served as a partner with the firm of Vinson & Elkins and as managing partner of his own firm, Feldman, Rogers, Morris and Grover, L.L.P., specializing in the representation of both private and public employers in all forms of labor and employment disputes, civil rights litigation and general litigation. More ...

Contact the Legal Department

City of Houston Legal Department
900 Bagby, 4th Floor
Houston, TX 77002
PHONE: 832.393.6491
E-Mail the City Attorney:

City of Houston Legal Department
P.O. Box 368
Houston, TX 77001-0368

The links below are .pdf files

Outside Legal Counsel Policy • City of Houston Procurement ManualHousing Dept RFP - Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (“CDBG-DR”)Justice Complex RFQEthics for City Employees