Dallas City Attorney

Assistant City Attorney

Litigation Division

General Litigation Section

Matthew K. Saliba has a demonstrated loyalty and commitment to the City of Dallas. He served the city as a Dallas police officer from 2006 to 2014. During Matthew’s successful law enforcement career, he earned the State of Texas Master Peace Officer Certification. This certification is the highest level of proficiency attainable as a Texas peace officer. Matthew also received numerous Dallas Police Department commendations, ranging from “bravery” to “dedication to duty.” Matthew joined the Dallas City Attorney's Office in 2014. As an Assistant City Attorney, he continues his service to the City of Dallas.


  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
    Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2013
  • Class Rank at Graduation: Top 25%             
  • Jackson Walker Moot Court Competition, Best Appellate Brief Nominee
  • Phi Delta Phi Legal Honors Fraternity
  • George Washington University
    Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, 2006
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Affiliations & Activities

  • Admitted to the State Bar of Texas, 2013
  • Admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, 2015
  • American Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

Prior Experience

  • Dallas Police Department, 2006-2014
  • Legal Intern, Dallas County District Attorney’s Office, 2011-2013