Civil Division

The Civil Division of the County Attorney’s Office handles a variety of civil matters, including, but not limited to:

  • Representation on assigned civil litigation involving Williamson County and defense of civil suits and claims against Williamson County or County officials
  • Advice and counsel on requests for legal opinions from elected County officials and other County officials, including employment-related and claim-related question
  • Mental health cases / matters
  • Misdemeanor bond forfeitures
  • Assertion of claims by the County on matters where the County is a claimant, such as contract claims
  • Defense and handling of personal injury and property damage claims against the County or County officials
  • Public Information Act requests
  • Utility right-of-way property damage claims
  • Open Meetings Act matters
  • Representation of State agencies in elder abuse and guardianship proceedings
Civil Division Staff

Shannon Francis 
Civil Division Chief
B.S. Texas A&M University, 2000
J.D. St. Mary's University School of Law, 2004     

Kristin Wehmeyer
Executive Legal Assistant
B.S. St. Gregory's University, 2012
J.D. Charleston School of Law, 2017

Civil Legal Assistant
B.A. Sul Ross State University, 1994
Bilingual, Spanish