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The primary duty of the City Attorney is to represent the City and provide legal advice and counseling for the Mayor and Councilmembers and the various departments of the City. Duties include draft and approval of ordinances, represent the City in all legal proceedings, approval all documents, contracts and legal instruments in which the City is required to perform any act, or pay any sum of money. Legal services or advice are not offered to the public in matters related to the City of Katy.


Arthur (Art) Pertile, IIIPertile, Art

Partner, Olson and Olson, LLP
Appointed June 1, 2010

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts:
    • Southern District of Texas
    • Eastern District of Texas
    • Western District of Texas

Memberships and Associations

  • International Municipal Lawyers Association (President Elect)
  • Texas City Attorneys Association (TML Board Representative)
  • American Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Hispanic Bar Association of Houston
  • Fort Bend County Bar Association
  • Katy Bar Association
  • Texas District and County Attorneys Association
  • Texas City Attorneys Association President (2001-2002)
  • State Bar of Texas Government Lawyers Section (Former Director)
  • Texas Commission on Fire Protection (Former Commissioner)
  • Board of Law Examiners District 8 Committee on Admissions (Former Member)
  • McLennan County Bar Association (Former Director)


  • Doctor of Jurisprudence, University of Texas School of Law, 1986
  • Bachelor of Arts, McMurry University, 1983