City of Paris, TX
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City Attorney's Office

Duties & Responsibilities

Mission Statement
The mission of the Office of the City Attorney is to provide timely, accurate and professional legal services to the City Council, City Manager, Department Heads and City Boards and Commissions as needed.

Functions
The City Attorney is the primary legal advisor to the Paris City Council, the Paris City Manager and to all City Departments, City Boards and Commissions. The City Attorney’s responsibilities also include preparation or review of all City ordinances, resolutions, contracts, easements, deeds, and other legal documents, and responding to requests for legal opinions from the City Council, City Manager and other City Department Heads.  The City Attorney also serves as the primary legal advisor to the Paris Economic Development Corporation and supports the PEDC Board and Executive Director with their efforts to retain and attract business and industry to Paris, Texas.

Municipal Court Prosecutor
The Assistant City Attorney is responsible for prosecuting all criminal and civil cases in the Municipal Court and providing legal advice and support to other City Departments and/or or Boards and Commissions as directed by the City Attorney.

Procedures to follow when filing a claim:
Provide the information required in Form CA-10, Notice of Claim, referenced above, in writing and sign the notice before a Notary Public and mail notice with the following attachments:

Two property damage estimates;
Photographs of damage, if any;
Photocopy of Certificate of Title of damaged vehicle
Photocopy of medical bills, if any; and
Doctor’s narrative

 

Kent McIlyar
Contacts

Kent McIlyar
City Attorney
Email

125 SE 1st St.
P.O. Box 9037
Paris, TX 75461

Ph: (903) 784-9258
Fax: (903) 782-9721

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Stephanie Harris
Assistant City Attorney
Email

2910 Clarksville St
PO Box 9037
Paris, TX 75461

Ph: (903) 782-1229
Fax: (903) 783-4711


Billie Harris
Legal Asst/Claim Coordinator
Email

125 SE 1st St.
P.O. Box 9037
Paris, TX 75461

Ph: (903) 784-9258
Fax: (903) 782-9721

   

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