Hutto City Council voted Feb. 27 in favor of terminating its current city attorney contract with McGinnis Lochridge and replacing it with the city's secondary firm, Bojorquez Law Firm. Council voted 6-0 in favor of the replacement with Mayor Pro Tem Tom Hines absent.
Bojorquez Law Firm has been on retainer for the city of Hutto, serving as backup city attorneys while McGinnis Lochridge has been Hutto's primary legal resource, Council Member Peter Gordon clarified during the Feb. 27 meeting. He and Council Member Patti Martinez said they have been impressed with Bergquist Law Firm's work and look forward to working with them as official city attorneys.
The decision follows a Feb. 6 decision by Hutto City Council to begin a search for an in-house legal services team. Prior to council's vote Feb. 27, Interim City Manager Charles Daniels said city staff are in the process of completing a request for quotation from interested bidders, which will be submitted and returned to council prior to hiring a permanent law firm to support an in-house legal services team.
Council initially floated the idea of a potential phase-out of the city's existing contract with McGinnis Lochridge but voted in favor of an immediate termination to its contract and a replacement with Bojorquez Law Firm.
Editor's note: This story has been updated to include the correct name of the city's now-primary law firm.