Phone: 817-332-2580
Fax: 817-332-4740
arussell@toase.com
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Andrea D. Russell
  Associate Attorney

Andrea was born and raised in Lawton, Oklahoma in 1984. She graduated from The University of Oklahoma in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts, Letters and a Minor in Spanish. She received her JD from The University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2011. Prior to attending law school, she spent several months 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 public information and open government issues. Andrea currently services as city attorney for the City of Paradise, as general counsel for the Arlington Entertainment Area Management District, and as municipal court prosecutor for the City of Southlake..


Practice Areas

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

 

Education

University of Oklahoma 2007
University of Oklahoma College of Law 2011

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

Licensed:
State Bar of Texas
Admitted:
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
Member:
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.