Andrea D. Russell
  Associate Attorney

Andrea was born and raised in Lawton, Oklahoma. She graduated from The University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Arts, Letters and a Minor in Spanish in 2007. She received her J.D. from The University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2011. Prior to attending law school, Andrea lived abroad working as a Language and Culture assistant in a primary school in southern Spain. While in law school, she was a licensed legal intern for the Cleveland County District Attorney's Office in Norman, Oklahoma.

Andrea’s primary area of practice is municipal law with an emphasis on open government issues. Andrea currently services as city attorney for the cities of Paradise, River Oaks, and Aurora, as general counsel for the Arlington Entertainment Area Management District, and as municipal court prosecutor for the City of Southlake. Andrea also handles substandard buildings matters and regularly attends Building and Standards Commission meetings for the firm’s clients.

Practice Areas

Municipal Law
Municipal Court Prosecution
Open Government
Personnel and Employment
Nuisance Abatement



University of Oklahoma 2007
University of Oklahoma College of Law 2011

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

State Bar of Texas
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
Tarrant County Bar Association
Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
Texas City Attorneys Association


Awards, Publications & Presentations

First Amendment Rights in Public Libraries , Presented at the Texas Library Association Annual Conference, April, 2022.
Public Information Act, Presented at the Riley Fletcher Basic Municipal Law Seminar, February 2022.
Use x of Social Media at Your Entity and the First Amendment, Presented for the State Bar of Texas Government Law 101 Seminar, July 2020.
Municipal Court Legislative Update, Presented to the Tarrant County Bar Association, November 2019.
The Public Information Act, Subpoenas, and Records Retention,, Presented to the North Texas Municipal Clerks Association, March 2018.
Public Information Act, Presented at Texas Municipal League Municipal Law 101: What Every Elected Official Should Know, November 2016.
Nepotism, Bribery, and Misuse of City Property, Presented at the Texas Municipal League Public Officials Liability Workshop, April 2016.
Social Media and Government Agencies, Presented at the ECI Leadership Summit, January 2016.
Relocation Assistance or Hindrance: How Eminent Domain Reform Seeped into Code Enforcement, Presented at the Summit for Texas Code Enforcement Attorneys & Officials, May 2014.
Texas Public Information Act: Fact or Fiction?, Presented to the North Texas Municipal Clerks Association, September 2012.