Roxann Pais Cotroneo

Pais Cotroneo Law
Texas, Washington DC

About Roxann Pais Cotroneo

Roxann has 25 years of municipal law experience. She worked for the City of Dallas for 14 years as an Executive Assistant City Attorney. She also served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for 8 years and won national awards from the U.S. Department of Justice for her work to improve cities and reduce violent gun crime. After serving Dallas, she served as Harlingen City Attorney for 4 years. Roxann offices in San Antonio and now serves cities throughout Texas. Having lectured at 40+ national conferences all across America on municipal law -- she is known as an innovator, collaborator, and problem-solver. Roxann wants to use her big city experience and help smaller towns achieve their goals!


Work experience

Pais Cotroneo Law
Attorney | 2013 - Present
CIty of Harlingen, Texas
City Attorney | 2009 - 2013
U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Texas
Special Assistant U.S. Attorney | 2002 - 2009


St. Mary's University School of Law
J.D. (1995) | 1992 - 1995
University of Texas - Austin
B.A. (1992) | 1988 - 1992
Universidad de Salamanca, Spain
Spanish Certification (1989) | 1989 - 1989


National Achievement Award for Exemplary Local Training Program
U.S. Department of Justice Project Safe Neighborhoods | 2006
Community Prosecution National Leadership Award
U.S. Department of Justice | 2006
Community Prosecutor Iceberg Award
American Prosecutors Research Institute | 2006


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