City Attorney

Mission Statement

Our proactive approach to legal advocacy provides timely, cost-efficient, quality legal services to support the City Commission, City Manager, and City staff in fulfilling their missions and implementing policy set by the Mayor and Commissioners; and to advance, advocate, and safeguard the interests of the City in accordance with applicable law.

About the City Attorney’s Office

The office represents or supervises the representation of the City of Brownsville in all legal matters, including among others real estate, economic development, land use, labor and employment, civil litigation defense, and civil service representation. The office is responsible for the review and/or drafting of resolutions, ordinances, contracts, agreements, deeds and other legal documents in which the city has an interest. The office also prosecutes violations of City of Brownsville ordinances and Class-C misdemeanors in the Brownsville Municipal Court.

In addition, our office provides legal counsel to several City Boards and Commissions, including among others the Brownsville Ethics Advisory Commission, Planning and Zoning Commission, Board of Adjustment, and Audit & Oversight Committee.

Victor A. Flores || City Attorney
Office Phone: (956) 548-6010

Alfredo Padilla || Deputy City Attorney
Office Phone: (956) 548-6008

Jennifer M. Avendano || Assistant City Attorney
Office Phone: (956) 548-6098 

Andrea C. Saenz || Administrative Legal Assistant
Office Phone: (956) 548-6011

Maricela Arellano || Legal Assistant
Office Phone: (956) 548-6014

Anita Limon || Legal Assistant
Office Phone: (956) 548-6070