Christopher Troutt

Senior Assistant City Attorney

Section Chief - Employment & Human Resources

Christopher A. Troutt began with the City Attorney’s Office in June 2011. The majority of his work involves representing the City in a variety of employment-related matters, including discrimination, retaliation, and whistleblower lawsuits and civil service and disciplinary appeals. He also assists department managers and Human Resources personnel with day-to-day employment issues, such as investigating allegations of employee misconduct, and the interpretation and application of the City’s personnel rules and federal and state employment laws. He also serves as the legal advisor for the labor contract negotiations between the City and the labor organizations that represent the City’s police officers and fire fighters. 


  • J.D. – Texas Tech University School of Law (1986)
  • B.A. (History) – Texas Tech University (1983)

Affiliations & Activities

  • Admitted to Practice:
    • Texas – All State Court
    • United States District Courts
      • Northern District of Texas
      • Eastern District of Texas
    • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization – Board Certified, Labor and Employment Law
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • A.V. Peer Review Rating - Martindale-Hubbell

Publications & Presentations

  • Guest Speaker, Religious Discrimination Law, State Bar of Texas 15th Annual Advanced Employment Law Course (2007)

Prior Experience

After graduating from law school, Mr. Troutt served as a briefing attorney for the Eighth District Court of Appeals in El Paso. He began his private law practice in Fort Worth and has practiced in Tarrant County for more than 30 years. He has focused his practice in labor and employment law, representing both employers and employees, but has also practiced law in several different areas, including personal injury, business litigation, construction and real estate law. In that practice, he has represented governmental entities, including independent school districts and water districts, businesses and individuals in a wide variety of litigation matters in state and federal courts. Most recently, Mr. Troutt was a trial attorney with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.


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