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.
In 2008 Richie was named a “Rising Star” in the Texas Super Lawyer’s issue of Texas Monthly magazine. She is on the board of directors of the Texas City Attorney’s Association and serves as the Past President of the Judge Abner V. McCall American Inn of Court. 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.