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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


 
PROSECUTORS
 
LEGAL ASSISTANTS
 
SHANNON FRANCIS
Civil Division Chief
[email protected]
B.S. Texas A&M University, 2000
J.D. St. Mary's University School of Law, 2004     

 
Kristin Wehmeyer
Executive Legal Assistant
[email protected]
B.S. St. Gregory's University, 2012
J.D. Charleston School of Law, 2017
 
Bhavani Madisetti-Vemireddy
Civil Attorney
[email protected]
B.S. Louisiana State University, 1995
M.S. University of North Texas, 1997
J.D. Saint John's University, 2002
L.L.M. University of Houston, 2010   
 

Ryan Palmquist
Civil and Family Justice Attorney
[email protected]
B.B.A University of Texas at Tyler, 2005
J.D. South Texas College of Law, 2010
DIANNE FLORES
Civil Legal Assistant
[email protected]
B.A. Sul Ross State University, 1994
Bilingual, Spanish