The City Attorney's Office is the legal office for the City of Killeen government. The office is staffed by:
- City Attorney
- Two Assistant City Attorneys
- Two Deputy City Attorneys
- Executive Assistant
The mission of this department is to provide quality legal services, advice and representation to the City Council, City Manager and the other City departments.
This means they are involved in such varied activities as:
- Land acquisition for streets, fire stations, and parks
- Employment policies and issues at the City of Killeen
- Reviewing claims against the City
- Reviewing and negotiating contracts
- Environmental issues
- Aviation regulations
- Managing risk and liability issues of all kinds
- Prosecuting class "C" misdemeanors and city ordinance violations
- General legal representation
While the legal staff sometimes gets involved with citizens who have a problem with the City, they cannot provide legal advice to citizens about personal legal matters.
These attorneys believe they best serve the client by being proactive. This means they familiarize themselves with all aspects of the client's operations so as to anticipate possible problems before they arise and intervene at the early stages of a dispute when reasonable resolution is most likely to occur. While this requires a high degree of dedication, energy and initiative, it is in the finest tradition of the legal profession's commitment to service in the community.
All attorneys are licensed to practice law in Texas and are members of the Texas City Attorneys Association. Some hold special law licenses to practice in federal court and each is a member of special organizations pertinent to his or her assigned area of responsibility. Their professionalism is recognized across the state as they are often asked to speak at attorney conferences, write legal articles and participate in planning legal training activities.
Public Information Act
- By mail to:
City Attorney's Office
P.O. Box 1329
Killeen, TX 76540-1329
- By email to Traci Briggs
- By fax to: 254-634-8399
- In person at:
101 N College
Killeen, TX 76540
Download the Open Records Request Form (PDF).
For complaints regarding failure to release public information please contact Bell County or District Attorney at: 800-460-2355. You may also contact the Office of the Attorney General, Open Records Hotline, at 512-478-6736 or toll-free at 877-673-6839.
For complaints regarding overcharges, please contact the General Services Commission at 512-475-2497.
When requesting public information, please contact the City Attorney’s Office if you need special accommodations pursuant to the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).