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Elizabeth Dierdorf

Senior Assistant City Attorney
Employment, Pension & Human Resources

Elizabeth Dierdorf joined the City Attorney’s Office in May 1997. She is primarily responsible for civil service legal issues, including research, litigation, and administrative hearings. Dierdorf is also responsible for research regarding employment law, such as discrimination complaints, wage and hour questions, and is sometimes assigned litigation in federal and state court.


  • J.D. – University of Tulsa College of Law, Tulsa, OK (1990)
  • B.A. – Cameron University, Lawton, OK (1979)

Affiliations & Activities

  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Labor and Employment Section and Women’s Bar Section
  • Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, Unit 416 Board Member
  • Hobbies and interests: bicycling, reading, cooking, camping, and family time

Publications & Presentations

  • Served on a panel for discussion regarding civil service promotional bypass issues, National Academy of Arbitrators Seminar, Dallas, Texas, March 4, 2011
  • Presented a round-table discussion regarding personnel policies for public employees, Labor and Employment Seminar, South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, July 16, 2010

Prior Experience

Prior to her employment with the City of Fort Worth, Elizabeth Dierdorf was an associate attorney with Crisp, Davis, Page & Currin L.L.P., Raleigh, North Carolina (1991-95). She represented rural electric cooperatives, advising on employment law questions, as well as corporate and regulatory issues.


200 Texas St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102



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