Dallas City Attorney

General Counsel Division
Criminal Law and Police Section
Michelle Buendia joined the Dallas City Attorney's office in 2007.  Her practice focuses on advising the Dallas Police Department.


  • St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas B.A. in English Literature, 2003
  • Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas J.D., 2006

Affiliations & Activities

  • Admitted to the State Bar of Texas, November 2006

Prior Experience

  • Southern Methodist Child Advocacy Clinic, Student Attorney, Spring 2006
  • City of Dallas, Municipal Court Prosecutor, 2007 - 2008
  • Denton County District Attorney’s Office, County Prosecutor, 2011
  • City of Dallas, Community Prosecutor (cross designated Dallas County Prosecutor), 2008-2015