City Attorney

The City Attorney and staff members of the department provide legal advice and representation to the City Council, City Manager, officers, agents and employees of the city of Grand Prairie acting in their official capacity.

The City Attorney will also act as the legislative liaison, monitoring the State Legislature, pushing for enactment favorable to the city and fighting legislation that is unfavorable or diminishes the city's authority. 

Legal Referrals

The City Attorney's Office does not provide legal opinions or representation to the public on private matters. Our office cannot refer you to any specific attorneys or endorse any private legal practice.  For attorney and legal referrals you may contact:

Claims / Lawsuits Involving the City of Grand Prairie

The City Attorney's Office works with the city's insurance company to process liability claims and lawsuits involving the city.  A written notice of claim(PDF, 95KB)  may be sent to this office for prompt attention.  An adjustor or insurance representative will contact you within three business days of receipt of your claim. 

City Attorney Staff

McGinnis, Maleshia City Attorney (972)237-2005
Bull, Tiffany Deputy City Attorney (972)237-8038
Butler, Matt Deputy City Attorney (972)237-8036
Cornell, Jeff Sr. Assistant City Attorney/Chief Prosecutor (972)237-8606
Ayinde, Akeem Assistant City Attorney (972)237-8428
Harper, Ron Assistant City Attorney (972)237-8028
Phung, Chuong Assistant City Attorney (972)237-8670
Thakrar, Amar Assistant City Attorney/Prosecutor (972)237-8659
Wells, Timothy Assistant City Attorney/Prosecutor (972)237-8626
Holmes, Daphne Legal Services Administrator (972)237-8026
Lopez, Alexandra Executive Assistant to Prosecutor (972)237-8634