Barney L. Knight
Interim City Attorney
The City Attorney is appointed by the City Manager and serves as the chief legal officer and advisor for the City of Corpus Christi.
The City Attorney's Office provides all legal services for the City, including ongoing advice to city officials, preparation and review of legal documents, prosecution of persons accused of violating city ordinances, and representation of the City and city officials in lawsuits. When warranted, the City Attorney may contract with outside legal counsel when there are potential conflicts of interest and for specialized expertise and services. The City Attorney manages a law office with 16 attorneys and seven support personnel.
It is our mission to provide the highest quality legal representation and services possible in a cost efficient manner to protect the interests of the City of Corpus Christi, Texas.