Legal

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

James Murphy
General Counsel
(512) 389-8877 
(512) 389-4482 Fax


Headquarters Staff

  • Robert Macdonald
    Regulations Coordinator
    (512) 389-4775
  • D’Lisa McIntosh
    Staff Services Officer/Open Records Coordinator
    (512) 389-8855
  • Holly Liles
    Executive Assistant
    (512) 389-4604
  • Colette Barron Bradsby
    Attorney
    (512) 389-8899
  • Todd George
    Attorney
    (512) 389-4329
  • Laura Carr
    Attorney
    (512) 389-8335
  • Kerry Spears
    Attorney
    (512) 389-4584
  • Christian Kadas
    Attorney
    (512) 389-4727
  • Julian Martinez
    Attorney
    (512) 389-8626
  • Shannon Love
    Attorney
    (512) 389-4552
  • Theda Strickler
    Attorney
    (512) 389-4433