The Civil Division of the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's
Office acts as General Counsel for Tarrant County and its elected or
appointed officials, providing legal advice. These officials include
the Commissioners' Court, the sheriff, the district and county clerks,
the county auditor, and the purchasing agent, among others. Leslie
Hunt is Chief of the Civil Division, and leads a team of prosecutors
who advise these officials on the legal aspects of their governmental
obligations. Civil attorneys represent and defend Tarrant County and
its officials in all aspects of civil litigation. Practice areas
include, but are not limited to, personal injury, property damage,
civil rights, contracts, collections, condemnations, employment law,
and bail bond forfeitures in both state and federal trial and
The Civil Division assists victims of family violence in obtaining
protective orders. These orders place limitations on the ability of
individuals to abuse you, your family or pets. Civil prosecutors also
represent the State of Texas in obtaining involuntary commitments of
persons who have not committed a crime but have been diagnosed by two
physicians as having a mental condition that will pose a threat to
themselves or someone else.
Finally, civil attorneys represent the Department of Family and Protective Services (formerly, CPS) in cases where abuse or neglect are alleged and court intervention is sought. These civil suits include termination of parental rights, adoption, and suits that affect the custody of children.
County Telephone Operator 817-884-1111
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