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The City Attorney's Office:

  • Processes claims filed against the City
  • Is the legal advisor to the City Council, City Manager and staff, and official boards and commissions
  • Prosecutes all municipal court cases. Municipal Court is responsible for court procedures, fines, traffic tickets, and other offenses.
  • Provides oral and written opinions to the City Council, City Manager, and staff
  • Drafts legal instruments such as ordinances, resolutions, contracts, and deeds

Contact Information

For the City Attorney's Office

Address: 1201 Leopard Street, Corpus Christi, TX 78401

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 9277, Corpus Christi, TX 78469

Phone: (361) 826-3360

City Attorney Services

Prosecution in Municipal Court

The City Attorney’s office prosecutes cases in Municipal Court. Prosecutors will only discuss cases at the Municipal Court after defendants have made their initial appearance in their case(s).

Public Records

Public records may be reviewed or requested from the City Secretary’s office. Staff from the City Attorney’s office provide advice to City Departments regarding public information requests, provide cost estimates to information requestors, and submit information to the Texas Attorney General’s Office when that information is confidential or otherwise privileged from release.

Risk Management Division

Risk Management processes and investigates claims filed against the City and manages insurance programs connected with the City.                                                        

Miles Risley, City Attorney

Miles Risley, City Attorney

Miles Risley is the City Attorney of Corpus Christi, Texas. He received his law degree from the University of Texas in 1992. He graduated summa cum laude from West Texas State University in 1989.  
Mr. Risley is licensed to practice law in both state and federal court. Mr. Risley has practiced municipal law since 1994. He became City Attorney of Corpus Christi in 2014. He was City Attorney of Wichita Falls between 2009 and 2014. Prior to his service in Wichita Falls, he was the City Attorney of Victoria, Texas. Before coming to Victoria, he practiced with the law firm of Byington, Easton, and Risley, PC in Austin, Texas. He has also been an adjunct instructor at Victoria College and has served as a U.S. Army Military Intelligence Officer. 
Mr. Risley has been a municipal attorney for approximately 28 years. Mr. Risley is a Local Government Fellow of the Texas International Municipal Lawyer’s Association (IMLA). In addition, Mr. Risley is a 25-Year Fellow of the Texas State Bar College. Mr. Risley has made presentations to IMLA, the Texas City Attorneys Association, and the National Contract Management Association and has written article(s) for the Municipal Lawyer Journal of Local Government Law. His presentations and papers have discussed employment law, land use law, municipal court, government contracting, gang injunctions, the Fair Housing Act, economic development, and tow truck regulation.