Dallas City Attorney

Assistant City Attorney

Litigation Division

Code Compliance Section

Andrew Gilbert joined the Dallas City Attorney's office in 2008. His practice focuses on civil litigation on behalf of the City against property owners who are not maintaining their properties in compliance with minimum standards, with Fair Housing laws, with zoning or other ordinances.  Mr. Gilbert also represents City departments in proceedings before the City’s boards and commissions. Finally, Mr. Gilbert also files lawsuits seeking the demolition of dilapidated and substandard vacant structures in the City of Dallas.


  • St. Mary’s University School of Law, San Antonio, TX , J.D. 1999 
  • Editorial Board, St. Mary’s Law Journal
  • Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society
  • Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, B.A. in Government, 1996

Affiliations & Activities

  • Admitted to the State Bar of Texas, 1999
  • Admitted to the United States District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Vice Chair, Legal Line Committee, 2009
  • Advisory Council, Government Law Section, 2010
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Leadership Class of 2006
  • Co-Chair, Ask-a-Lawyer Committee 2007-2010

Prior Experience   

  • Prior to joining the City Attorney’s Office, Mr. Gilbert focused his practice on litigation involving aviation, transportation, construction, insurance, product defects, and other commercial disputes.