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Jessica Sangsvang

Senior Assistant City Attorney
General Services; Real Estate & City Facilities

Jessica Sangsvang joined the City Attorney’s Office in February 2010, and currently practices in the Transactional Division. Sangasvang handles real property matters related to the acquisition of easements or fee property for city facility projects, developer dedicated easements via separate instrument, encroachments onto city property, entering into leases and license agreements, entering into railroad crossing agreements, selling property and tax foreclosed properties, and vacating property interests as needed.

Additionally, she advises the Transportation & Public Works Department on use of municipal right-of-way, red-light camera issues, and towing and parking enforcement issues; serves as legal advisor for the Fort Worth Public Art Program and Fort Worth Art Commission; works with the Neighborhood Services Department to negotiate and draft contracts, notes and deeds of trusts related to tax credit projects and the use of CDBG and HOME funds; works on legislative issues; and acts as the legal liaison for issues relate to the Fort Worth Transportation Authority. Her previous responsibilities included serving as police legal advisor and handling issues related to IT, public information, elections and the Crime Control and Prevention District.

Education

  • J.D. – Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (2008)
    • Merit scholarship recipient
    • Phi Delta Phi
  • B.S. (Summa Cum Laude) (Political Science) – Texas Wesleyan University (2005)
    • Hatton Sumner’s full-tuition scholarship recipient
    • Mortar Board
    • Alpha Chi
  • Specialized Training: Negotiations, Mediations, Family Mediation

Affiliations & Activities

  • Admitted to Practice:
    • Texas
    • United States District Courts:
      • Northern District of Texas
      • Eastern District of Texas
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member of the College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
    • Real Estate Section, Chair 2018-2019, Vice-Chair 2016-2018
    • Serve on the Planning Committee for the Blood Drive, 2013-2019, Chair 2018
    • Serve on the Planning Committee for the People’s Law School, 2011-2019, Chair 2015
    • Transition to Practice Mentor, 2018-2019
    • Serve on the Diversity Committee, 2017-2019

Prior Experience

Sangsvang previously worked as the civil assistant district attorney for Smith County. In that role, she represented the county and the commissioners court in civil legal matters. Sangsvang advised elected officials, department heads, committees and boards on various legal matters including contracts, employment, elections, environmental, IT, transportation, tort claims, property, procurement, public information, and open meetings. In addition to revising county regulations and policies, she also prosecuted mental commitments, expunctions, nondisclosures and bond forfeitures.

Awards

International Municipal Lawyers Association Daniel J. Curtin Young Public Lawyer Award, October 2015.

Presentations

  • Dockless Bike Share Roundtable Discussion Leader, International Municipal Lawyers Association, October 2018
  • “Notary and Power of Attorney: Existing Rules, Changes, and Responsibilities,” City Attorney’s Office, August 2018
  • “Dockless Bike Share,” Irving Code Summit, May 2018
  • “City-Related Highlights of the 85th Legislature,” City Attorney’s Office and City Management, August 2017
  • “Oral Presentation Skills,” City Attorney’s Office, September 2016
  • “Drafting & Negotiating City Contracts,” City Attorney’s Office, January 2016
  • “Attorney Subpoena Training,” City Attorney’s Office, March 2014

Contact

Address:
200 Texas St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Telephone:
817-392-7600

Fax:
817-392-8359

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