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.
The Legal Department is headed by the City Attorney, David M. Feldman.
Office of Inspector General
Mayor’s Executive Order 1-39, revised 03.01.2011, authorizes the Office of Inspector General, a division of the Office of the City Attorney, to investigate allegations of employee misconduct. Employee misconduct, within the scope of the order is an act, intentionally committed by a City employee, relating directly or indirectly to the employee’s employment with the City, and violating a state or federal law, a City Ordinance, an Executive Order, and Administrative Procedure, or a Mayor’s Policy.
This page is dedicated to expanding the public’s knowledge of how the Legal Department’s Deed Restriction Enforcement Team can assist Houston residents and neighborhoods. The section entitled PROVING A DEED RESTRICTION VIOLATION explains to potential complainants what information the City needs to investigate a complaint. There is also a section entitled FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS addressing deed restriction issues and a section regarding the DEED RESTRICTION COMPLAINT FORM for use in reporting alleged violations of deed restrictions. Finally, there is also a section containing a deed restriction violation activity log to assist in the documentation of suspected deed restriction violations.
Internships / Externships
The Office of the City Attorney has both internship and externship positions available for law school students.
Join the team that oversees the growth of the 4th largest city in the country -- Houston, Texas. The City of Houston is an equal opportunity employer.
About 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.
Contact the Legal Department
City of Houston Legal Department
900 Bagby, 3rd Floor
Houston, TX 77002
E-Mail the City Attorney: email@example.com
The links below are .pdf files
From the City Charter ... If, upon any determination of the population of the City pursuant to this Charter, such population is determined to be 2,100,000 persons or more, then the number of Council Members for the regular terms next commencing and continuing thereafter shall increase from fourteen to sixteen.
The Redistricting 2011 effort is administered via the Planning and Development Department.
Read about Legal Department employee recognition for the previous three years ...