Gene Locke

Senior Counsel


Gene practices in the public law area. He is the former City Attorney for the Cityof Houston and former Harris County Commissioner. He is experienced in various state and local government subjects, including constitutional issues, public-private ventures, elections, redistricting, affirmative action, tort actions, public contracting, sports venue projects and franchise agreements.

Gene has handled major litigation involving these and other public law issues while advising and assisting governmental clients. He has represented both government and corporate clients in various public law matters and other legal issues. Gene has served as general counsel to the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority and special counsel to the Metropolitan Transit Authority.

  • City Attorney, City of Houston, 1995-98

    Lead Counsel for Harris County-Houston Sports Authority in connection with thedevelopment of Minute Maid Park, Reliant Stadium and Toyota Center

    Developed effective small business programs for Port of Houston Authority and Metropolitan Transit Authority

    Represented numerous public and private entities in litigation on various publicinterest matters, including procurement, contract disputes, redistricting and public disputes

    Developed efficient redistricting plans for various government entities

    Frequent speaker on public policy and ethics issues

    Performed investigations for various governments