County takes steps to choose new legal firm

By Roxanne Thompson
Staff Writer
Limestone County commissioners court received and opened three responses to its advertised Request for Qualifications from legal firms. Since its current longtime legal firm of Haley and Olson did not respond, it will not be considered. Consequently, the county will get new legal representation, probably in the next few months.
The court took the step of advertising for legal firms because it was already considering changing its legal representation, in part because at least one commissioner, Pct. 1’s John McCarver, had expressed dissatisfaction with Haley and Olsen. Also, however, County Judge Daniel Burkeen had said that checking to see what is available is a good business practice after using any company for an extended time period. Haley and Olson has represented Limestone County for about 35 years.
The three firms that responded to the county’s advertisement include Allison, Bass and Magee, of Austin; George Hyde, of Georgetown; and Naman, Howell, Smith and Lee, of Waco.

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