Contract City Attorney


The City of Jefferson, Texas, is seeking a City Attorney to provide legal services to the city on a contractual basis. The ideal candidate will be responsible for representing the city in legal matters, providing legal advice, and ensuring compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.


  • Perform the functions and duties specified in state statutes, ordinances, and resolutions of the City
  • Provide legal advice to the Mayor, City Council, and city departments
  • Represent the city in legal proceedings and negotiations
  • Draft and review legal documents, contracts, and agreements
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations
  • Attend City Council meetings and other city meetings as required


  • Juris Doctorate (JD) degree from an accredited law school
  • Licensed to practice law in the State of Texas and ability to maintain a condition of continued employment.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience practicing law, with a focus on municipal Type A General law preferred
  • Experience representing municipalities or local governments preferred
  • Strong knowledge of Texas municipal law and local government operations
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

To Apply: Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and references to The City of Jefferson is an equal opportunity employer.