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The Legal Division provides legal advice and assistance to department staff and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission regarding matters within the department's authority, such as water quality, water rights, fish and wildlife law, criminal law, employment law, contract law, administrative law, and open government law. The Legal Division also represents the department in administrative legal proceedings and assists the Attorney General's office in litigation involving the department. In addition, Legal Division attorneys coordinate responses to requests for information under the Texas Public Information Act, review and draft agreements involving TPWD, and assist staff in other Divisions and the Executive Office with rulemaking.

Headquarters Location

4200 Smith School Road
Austin, TX 78744

General Counsel

Robert D. Sweeney, Jr.
General Counsel
(512) 389-4433 
(512) 389-4814 Fax

Headquarters Staff

  • Robert Macdonald
    Regulations Coordinator
    (512) 389-4755
  • Elsa Bosque
    Administrative Assistant
    (512) 389-8855
  • Angie Gonzalez-Sanchez
    Executive Assistant
    (512) 389-4804
  • Colette Barron-Bradsby
    (512) 389-8899
  • Todd George
    (512) 389-4329
  • James Murphy
    (512) 389-8877
  • Laura Russell
    (512) 389-8335
  • Kerry Spears
    (512) 389-4584