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December 14, 2021

Thomas Leeper appointed Bryan’s City Attorney

The Bryan City Council appointed Thomas Leeper as the new City Attorney for the City of Bryan at their meeting on Dec. 14, 2021.

Leeper has been serving as the city’s Interim City Attorney since July 13, 2021. Previously, he worked for the city as the First Assistant City Attorney since Jan. 4, 2016. Prior to that, he was in private law practice with Smither, Martin, Henderson & Blazek, P.C., in Huntsville from 2013 to 2016 and 1991 to 2009, and served as a Board Member on the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles from 2009 to 2013. He served as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Bryan in 2009 and as the City Attorney for the City of Huntsville from 2004 to 2009. He also served as an adjunct lecturer at Sam Houston State University.

“Through the last several months, Thomas has proven his knowledge and skill in providing sound guidance to the Bryan City Council. We are pleased to promote him to serve as our City Attorney.” Mayor Andrew Nelson said. “He brings extensive experience in municipal government and the highest ethical standards which will serve the City of Bryan well.”

Leeper has a Bachelor’s of Business Administration Degree from Texas A&M University and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Houston Law Center. He is licensed with the Supreme Court of Texas and is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Brazos County Bar Association, Walker County Bar Association and Texas City Attorneys Association.

He also serves several community organizations, including on the Board of Trustees for the Robert A. Josey Lodge Foundation in Walker County, and as the Vice-President of the Board for the H.E.A.R.T.S. Veterans Museum. He is also a Boy Scout Troop 114 Committee member and a Deacon and serves on the usher team at First Baptist Church in Huntsville.

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