County Commissioners consider changing law firms

By Roxanne Thompson
Staff Writer
Limestone County commissioners court will publicize a Request for Qualifications from attorneys interested in representing the county in legal matters, possibly cutting its ties with the firm of Haley and Olsen, which has represented the county for more than 30 years.
Changing law firms has been brought up at past meetings, mainly by Commissioner Pct. 1 John McCarver, but that option had not been pursued.
At the court’s Sept. 26 meeting, however, the item was on the agenda. County Judge Daniel Burkeen told the court that Sheriff Dennis Wilson had requested the county begin using the services of Georgetown attorney George Hyde, who had handled a litigation matter for the county through the Texas Association of Counties.
“The sheriff was very happy with (him), and he wanted to take him on to handle other matters for the county” Burkeen said. “As I told him, if we’re going to do that – and we talked about doing that in the past – we need to do it properly and do an RFQ (Request for Qualifications) and allow anybody else to submit proposals to act as counsel for the county.”

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