Jennifer Richie

City Attorney

The City Attorney’s Office represents or supervises the representation of the City of Waco in all legal matters. The office is responsible for the review and/or drafting of all legal documents in which the City has an interest. The Office also prosecutes violations of City of Waco ordinances and Class C misdemeanors in the Waco Municipal Court.

City Attorney Jennifer Richie

Jennifer Richie was appointed City Attorney on July 17, 2012.

Prior to leading the Waco City Attorney’s Office, Richie was a senior assistant city attorney for the City of Irving, Texas, and an executive assistant city attorney for the City of Dallas, Texas. She also has practiced law at a large, private law firm in Dallas and clerked for the Hon. F.A. Little, Jr., U.S. District Court, W.D. Louisiana.

Richie serves as the First Vice President of the Texas City Attorney’s Association, is on the board of the Waco McLennan Bar Association, and on the council for the Women and Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. Since 2015, she has chaired the Atmos Cities Steering Committee, a coalition of 165 cities served by Atmos Energy Mid-Tex Division.

Richie serves on the board of the Waco Symphony Council and is a member of the Waco Rotary Club.

She graduated magna cum laude from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College with honors in Art History and from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, where she was managing editor of the Louisiana Law Review. Richie is licensed to practice law in Texas and Louisiana and is admitted to practice law in the United States District Courts in the Northern and Southern Districts of Texas.