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Gerald Pruitt

Deputy City Attorney
Litigation Division Chief

Gerald Pruitt has been with the City Attorney’s Office and held the position of deputy city attorney since 2000. Pruitt’s position includes management of the prosecution and defense of all city litigation, as well as involvement in all collective bargaining and “meet and confer” proceedings.


  • J.D. – University of Texas at Austin – 1978
  • B.A., with honors (History) – University of Texas at Arlington – 1975

Affiliations & Activities

  • Admitted to Practice:
    • Texas
    • United States Supreme Court
    • United States District Courts:
      • Eastern District of Texas
      • Western District of Texas
      • Southern District of Texas
      • Northern District of Texas
      • District of Columbia
    • United States Courts of Appeals:
      • Fifth Circuit
      • District of Columbia
  • A.V. Peer Review Rating - Martindale-Hubbell
  • Member: College of the State Bar of Texas 1985 to present
  • Sustaining Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation
  • Sustaining Life Fellow of the Tarrant County Bar Foundation
  • Tarrant County Bar Association –
    Mentor Committee Chair 2007, 2008, 2011; Chair elect 2010
    Fee Arbitration Committee Chair 2012-2014

Publications & Presentations

  • Author: State Bar of Texas C.L.E., Suing and Defending Governmental Entities Course 2002, “show me the money,” Evaluating the Civil Rights Claim
  • Presentation to Texas Wesleyan University Graduate Negotiations Class, June 2010, A Comparison of Texas Public Employee Collective Bargaining Statutes
  • State Bar of Texas, July 2011 State Bar Leaders Conference, Mentoring Programs for Texas Lawyers
  • Tarrant County Bar Association Mentoring Program, March 2012, Everything the Beginning Lawyer Need to Know About Setting up an Office and Dealing with Clients
  • Tarrant County Bar Association Brown Bag Seminar, September 2014, Ethics: The Tarrant County Fee Arbitration Committee
  • Fort Worth City Attorney’s Continuing Legal Education, September 2014, Who is Your Client and How to Effectively Represent Them

Prior Experience

  • Prior municipal positions:
    • City Attorney, City of Sansom Park – 1987-1998, Prosecutor for the City of Kennedale – 1987-1995, Assistant City Attorney, City of Sansom Park – 1983
    • Municipal Court Judge for Cities of Mansfield (1981-2000), Everman, Springtown, Crowley and Burleson, Texas.
  • Conflicts attorney for City of Fort Worth employees in federal civil rights litigation, 1989-2000.
  • Private practice in Tarrant County, Texas from 1980 to 2000
  • Assistant Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney 1978 - 1980


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