Harris County Atty Asks AG To Weigh In On Potential Conflict

Law360 (January 13, 2021, 12:58 PM EST) -- Newly elected Harris County Attorney Christian Menefee asked Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton for an advisory opinion on a potential conflict of interest due to his father-in-law's partnership stake in Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson LLP, a firm that has contracts with the county to pursue delinquent debts.

Menefee's father-in-law, Richard Hill, is a former county judge and division chief at the Harris County Attorney's Office, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Menefee disclosed his father-in-law's interest in the law firm and proposed a plan of action in which he would abstain from discussions regarding the county's contracts with private law firms...

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