Dallas City Attorney

Chief of the Community Prosecution and Community Courts Section

Maureen joined the Dallas City Attorney’s Office in 2007 and currently serves as the Chief of the Community Prosecution and Community Courts Section and as a Special Assistant United States Attorney. Previously, she served as the Deputy Chief of the section and as the Jubilee Park Community Prosecutor. Maureen received her law degree from American University, her master’s degree in education from the University of Virginia and her undergraduate degree from Duke University. Prior to joining the CAO, she worked as a federal law clerk and as a public school teacher through the Teach for America program. Maureen is a member of the North Texas Crime Commission, the Dallas Rotary Club and the Junior League of Dallas. She is a graduate of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Leadership Program, the T. Boone Pickens Leadership Institute and the Caruth Police Institute’s Executive Leadership Series.


  • American University Law School: J.D. 2005
  • University of Virginia: M.Ed. 2002
  • Duke University: B.A. English 1999 with Distinction in English

Affiliations & Activities

  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, (2005-present); Leadership Class (2007-08)
  • Junior League of Dallas (2006-present)
  • T. Boone Pickens Leadership Institute (2009-2010)
  • Rotary Club of Dallas (2014-present)
  • North Texas Crime Commission (2014-present)
  • Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (2011-present)

Prior Experience

  • Law Clerk to the Honorable W.F. Sanderson, Jr. (N.D. Texas)
  • Library Media Specialist, Baltimore City Public Schools (2001-2002)
  • Teach for America Corps Member (1999-2001)
  • First Grade Teacher, District of Columbia Public Schools (1999-2001)