Legal Division

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.


General Counsel
Ann Bright
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
4200 Smith School Road
Austin, TX 78744
Telephone Nos.: 512-389-4804; Fax: 512-389-4814
Regulations Coordinator
Robert Macdonald: 512-389-4755
Administrative Assistants
Elsa Bosque: 512-389-8855
Dee Halliburton: 512-389-4804
Legal Division Attorneys

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