Andrea Russell

Of Counsel

Areas of Practice

• Municipal Law
• Municipal Court Prosecution
• Open Government
• Personnel and Employment
• Nuisance Abatement

Contact Info


• University of Oklahoma 2007
• University of Oklahoma College of Law 2011

Andrea graduated from The University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Arts, Letters and a Minor in Spanish. She received her J.D. from The University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2011. While in law school, she served as a licensed legal intern for the Cleveland County District Attorney’s Office in Norman, Oklahoma.

Andrea’s primary area of practice is municipal law with an emphasis on open government, employment law, and nuisance abatement issues. Andrea currently serves as the City Attorney for the City of Azle and the City of Paradise. She also serves as general counsel for the Arlington Entertainment Area Management District and as municipal court prosecutor for the City of Southlake and the City of Weatherford.

Professional Affiliations and Memberships


• State Bar of Texas


• U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas


• Tarrant County Bar Association
• Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
• Texas City Attorneys Association

Awards, Publications & Presentations

• First Amendment Rights in Public Libraries, Presented at the Texas Library Association Annual Conference, April, 2022
• Public Information Act, Presented at the Riley Fletcher Basic Municipal Law Seminar, February 2022
• Use of Social Media at Your Entity and the First Amendment, Presented for the State Bar of Texas Government Law 101 Seminar, July 2020
• Municipal Court Legislative Update, Presented to the Tarrant County Bar Association, November 2019
• The Public Information Act, Subpoenas, and Records Retention, Presented to the North Texas Municipal Clerks Association, March 2018
• Public Information Act, Presented at Texas Municipal League Municipal Law 101: What Every Elected Official Should Know, November 2016
• Nepotism, Bribery, and Misuse of City Property, Presented at the Texas Municipal League Public Officials Liability Workshop, April 2016
• Social Media and Government Agencies, Presented at the ECI Leadership Summit, January 2016
• Relocation Assistance or Hindrance: How Eminent Domain Reform Seeped into Code Enforcement, Presented at the Summit for Texas Code Enforcement Attorneys & Officials, May 2014.
• Texas Public Information Act: Fact or Fiction?, Presented to the North Texas Municipal Clerks Association, September 2012