Andrea Russell
  Of Counsel

Andrea graduated from The University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Arts, Letters and a Minor in Spanish. She received her J.D. from The University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2011. While in law school, she served as 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 serves 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. Andrea also handles substandard buildings matters and regularly attends Building and Standards Commission meetings for the firm’s clients.


University of Oklahoma 2007
University of Oklahoma College of Law 2011

Practice Areas

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

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

Publications and 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 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