Dallas City Attorney

Assistant City Attorney

Municipal Prosecution Section

Diana Gutknecht is an Assistant City Attorney with the Municipal Prosecution Section of the Dallas City Attorney’s Office. Diana represents the State of Texas and the City of Dallas in the prosecution of Class C misdemeanors and violations of municipal ordinances in the Dallas Municipal Court. Class C misdemeanors include traffic offenses, assault, public intoxication, and theft, among others. Prosecutors are responsible for criminal and civil litigation in eleven courtrooms, including civil appeals to the Municipal Court.

Diana worked for the City Attorney’s Office from 1989 until early 1997, became a stay-at-home mom for almost 19 years, and rejoined this Office in October of 2015.


  • Southern Methodist University School of Law
  • Texas Christian University

Affiliations & Activities

  • Admitted to the State Bar of Texas, November 1988