City Attorney

City of Fate, Texas

Established in 1900, Fate, Texas, is a picturesque city with a small-town feel but big city amenities. It has been said that “Fate is one of the best reasons you want to move to Texas.” Fate is centrally located in the heart of Rockwall County, one of the most affluent counties in Texas. Fate’s population has a comparatively high level of education and per capita income according to the American Community Survey (ACS). Downtown Dallas is a 28-mile drive to the west with Interstate 30 as the primary connection between Fate and DFW metroplex.

The City Council seeks an individual who is willing to make a long-term commitment to the City, and who will become personally invested in the community. The chosen candidate will be well-versed in all areas of municipal law, including the Public Information Act, Local Government Code, Texas Code of Criminal procedure, Texas Penal Code, procurement laws, and other applicable state and federal laws. An in-depth knowledge of land use and economic development laws is crucial. The new City Attorney must have the skills and experience necessary to handle most municipal government legal matters but also know when it is necessary to seek the assistance of outside counsel. The ideal candidate will also be proactive in anticipating issues and opportunities rather than only reacting to current issues.

Excellent communication skills are needed to be successful in this position. The chosen candidate must be accessible, responsive and flexible. He or she should take a proactive approach to communication with the City Council and share information equally with all Council members. The new City Attorney should have a collaborative management style that promotes teamwork and is solutions driven. The selected candidate must exercise diplomacy and tact in all of their professional interactions.


Doctorate of Jurisprudence from an accredited law school.

Must be licensed to practice law in Texas by State Bar of Texas and be in good standing.

A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible local government law experience with at least three (3) years of experience practicing municipal law and working directly with local governing bodies.

Possession of a valid Texas driver’s license.


Familiarity with the issues facing high growth communities and a strong knowledge base of land use, municipal utility districts, public improvement districts, and economic development law.

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For more information on this position contact:

Jay Singleton, Senior Vice President

[email protected]