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Civil Division

The Civil Division of the County Attorney’s Office handles a variety of civil matters, including, but not limited to:

  • Representation on assigned civil litigation involving Williamson County and defense of civil suits and claims against Williamson County or County officials
  • Advice and counsel on requests for legal opinions from elected County officials and other County officials, including employment-related and claim-related question
  • Mental health cases / matters
  • Misdemeanor bond forfeitures
  • Assertion of claims by the County on matters where the County is a claimant, such as contract claims
  • Defense and handling of personal injury and property damage claims against the County or County officials
  • Public Information Act requests
  • Utility right-of-way property damage claims
  • Open Meetings Act matters
  • Representation of State agencies in elder abuse and guardianship proceedings
 
Civil Division Staff

HENRY "HANK" PREJEAN
Chief Civil Attorney of Counsel
hprejean@wilco.org
B.A. Lamar University, 1976
J.D. South Texas School of Law

PROSECUTORS

LEGAL ASSISTANTS

SHANNON FRANCIS
Civil Attorney
sfrancis@wilco.org
B.A. Texas A & M University
J.D.St. Mary's University School of Law, 2003     


KELLY ARNETT
Chief Civil Legal Assistant
karnett@wilco.org


RUHEE LEONARD
Civil Attorney
ruhee.leonard@wilco.org
B.A. University of Texas, 2006
J.D. University of San Diego, School of Law, 2011     

DIANNE FLORES
Civil Legal Assistant
dmflores@wilco.org
B.A. Sul Ross State University, 1994
Bilingual, Spanish